Is Celtics Interested In Trading For Jerami Grant?
The Boston Celtics are a team expected to take a few steps before the March 25 trade deadline, and according to Athletic’s Shams CharaniaPistons forward Jerami Grant is one player they certainly have their eye on.
Grant makes sense as a commercial target for the Celtics, as he is averaging 23.4 points per game in his first season in Detroit, nearly double last season’s average with the Denver Nuggets. And the Celtics have been one of the more disappointing teams this season, barely hovering above 0.500 while failing to establish themselves as a legitimate contender in a weak Eastern conference.
The Celtics have the traded player exception available due to Gordon Hayward’s departure, but the team would still have to do some work to afford Grant as they are currently capped at $ 138.9 million.
Of course, all of this assumes the Pistons are even interested in trading the 26-year-old, as he’s only in the first season of the three-year deal he signed with Detroit during the offseason. But while Grant has certainly turned out to be the Pistons’ best player this year, the team seems to be heading for a tank and may want to get draft picks or expiring contracts.