Who is Jerami Grant?
- Jerami Grant has been reportedly traded by the Detroit Pistons to the Portland Trail Blazers
- He played college basketball at Syracuse, where he averaged 12.1 points
- He was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 39th pick in 2014
Jerami Grant, Olympic gold winner, has been traded by the Detroit Pistons to the Portland Trail Blazers with the biggest part of the return being a first-round pick in 2025, a person with knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press on Wednesday.
ESPN first reported the trade agreement, along with the detail that the 2025 first-round pick is top-four protected.
Grant’s salary — nearly $21 million for next season — is virtually the exact amount as the trade exception that Portland created in February when it traded C.J. McCollum to New Orleans.
It also gives Portland a big boost after a disappointing season, one where perennial All-Star Damian Lillard missed much of the year while injured. He and Grant were teammates on the U.S. Olympic team that won gold at the Tokyo Games last summer.
All about Jerami Grant:
Jerami Grant was born in 1994 when his father, Harvey Grant, was in the first of his three seasons as a member of the Trail Blazers. He played college basketball at Syracuse, where he averaged 12.1 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 31.4 minutes per game in 2013–14.
Grant scored in double figures in 24 of 32 games played and posted 19 points three times. He was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 39th pick in 2014.
In 2016, Jerami Grant was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Ersan İlyasova and a protected draft pick. In 2018, he re-signed with the team.
The 28-year-old moved to the Denver Nuggets before finally playing for the Pistons in 2020. He averaged 19.2 points in 47 games with Detroit this past season and has seen his numbers greatly improve over the last two years. In his first six seasons, he averaged 9.3 points while playing for Philadelphia, Oklahoma City and Denver.
But in his two seasons with the Pistons, Grant averaged 20.9 points.