As expected, the Portland Trail Blazers have indeed recovered Straw Grant ! But in negotiations with the Detroit Pistons, the Oregon franchise absolutely did not sacrifice the #7 pick of the 2022 NBA Draft.
According to the information by ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski, the two formations have found a total agreement around a package essentially composed of future Draft choices. In detail, this gives:
- Blazers get Grant and the #46 pick of the 2022 NBA Draft;
- The Pistons get the #36 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, the first-round pick in the 2025 NBA Draft from the Milwaukee Bucks, a second-round pick in the 2025 NBA Draft, and a pick (best between Portland and New Orleans Pelicans) in the second round of the 2026 NBA Draft.
To make this possible, the Blazers used a trade exception at $21 million. Thus, Detroit will have 43 million dollars for this Free Agency! At the same time, this is a nice move for the Blazers.
To support Damian Lillard, Portland recovers a reliable winger without sacrificing the #7 pick. A quality movement to quickly nurture ambitions without jeopardizing the future. And Jerami Grant finally finds a competitive environment to express his qualities.
Jerami Grant, a 12th man who understood the benefits of Team USA