TL;DR news on Jerami Grant at June 14, 2023
Grant showed he could handle a more significant role and earned an even larger payday in the process. The first step was to go out and acquire Grant, who Lillard has been advocating for, per Wojnarowski. Grant should be a perfect fit as a versatile forward who will immediately improve their porous defense and can take some of the offensive responsibility off of Lillard's shoulders. Portland has desperately needed long, athletic wings next to Dame who can also shoot and defend, and Grant fits the bill. Portland will be Grant's fifth NBA franchise. While there are questions about just how willing Grant is to buy into a supporting cast role at this stage in his career, I do trust him to play hard and defend at a high level. As for Grant, he also suffered injuries. 7 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft in order to acquire Grant. Granting the uncertainty about Brooklyn's roster, odds are that pick will fall in the 20s at best. 4 pick But the Kings reportedly want a lot in return, with names like Malcolm Brogdon, Kyle Kuzma, Jerami Grant and John Collins thrown out there, Givony reported. to arm themselves with the assets to upgrade, particularly defensively, and adding Grant and Anunoby would be a huge step in direction of contention. While Grant's addition helps secure the Blazers' frontcourt, they could still use help in the backcourt.