The Detroit Pistons traded forward Jerami Grant to the Portland Trail Blazers in return for a 2025 first-round NBA Draft pick. 

Detroit and Portland will also swap the No. 36 and No. 46 picks in Thursday’s draft. Furthermore, the Pistons will receive a 2025 second-round pick back from the Trail Blazers. Portland, will also send the most favorable 2026 second-round pick between Portland and New Orleans to Detroit. 

The Pistons’ main objective with the move was to acquire more cap space. Moving off Grant’s $20 million salary and not taking any back puts them in a comfortable position. Detroit will be expected to take a big swing this summer, if they choose. Grant has played eight seasons in the NBA for Philadelphia, Oklahoma City, Denver and Detroit. Last season with the Pistons he averaged 19.2 points and 4.1 rebounds.

Upside For The Pistons 

The Detroit Pistons did this trade to open up even more cap space. Prior to the trade, they entered the summer with roughly $30 million to spend in free agency. Trading Grant pushes the Pistons to more than $40 million allowing them to make a major move. 

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What Grant Brings To Portland

The Blazers have needed a good two-way wing for a while. Grant brings scoring and defensive versatility and can slide into big and small lineups. Finally, he should be able to take some of the offensive pressure off star player Damian Lillard as the season progresses. He shouldered a large burden in Detroit but that should be reduced in Portland.