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The coveted Pistons forward, who has been linked to Portland for a while, is finally heading to the Rose City.

Jerami Grant

The offseason for the Portland Trail Blazers has arrived with a bang.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting the Blazers have acquired Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant in a deal that involves mostly swaps of draft picks.

In total, Portland receives this year's No. 46 pick from Detroit along with Grant.

Outgoing is this year's No. 36 pick to Detroit, the 2025 first-round pick from Milwaukee that the Blazers had, a 2025 second round pick that was originally Detroit's, and the most favorable second round pick in the 2026 draft between Portland's own pick and the pick it received from New Orleans.



Grant has been linked to Portland for quite some time, even having Jusuf Nurkic stoke the flames of a potential trade last season when he posted a picture on social media of him talking to Grant on the court at Moda Center.

The highest priority this offseason for first-year general manager Joe Cronin has been to add talent at the forward spots. Grant has discovered his scoring ability the last two seasons in Detroit after he was viewed as defense-first guy back in his time with OKC and Denver.



Grant also has a strong Pacific Northwest connection, having been born in Portland while his dad Harvey Grant played for the Blazers from 1993-1996. Grant went to high school in Maryland.

Grant's $20 million salary goes into Portland's $20.8 million trade exception that was created in the CJ McCollum deal. Grant could sign a 4-year, $112 million extension in six months according to ESPN's Bobby Marks.

With more talent needed for the roster, this is expected to be only the first of many moves coming for Portland over the next 48 hours with the NBA Draft set for 5 p.m. Thursday.




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