This Eastern Conference Team A Prime Suitor For Jerami Grant

Perhaps no name made the rounds at the trade deadline this season—without getting dealt—more than Jerami Grant. The Detroit Pistons' much-in-demand forward was rumored to be heading everywhere from Portland to Washington, and all points in between. 

The offseason shouldn't be any quieter on the Grant trade front, and according to The Athletic's James L. Edwards III and Chris Kirschner, the Atlanta Hawks "make a little more sense than any other (team)."

The report notes that the Hawks showed interest in Grant back at the deadline, and that the interest still stands. 

Kirschner says that a package of Bogdan Bogdanovic and Danilo Gallinari—plus a mid-first round draft pick—would get the deal done from a salary-matching standpoint, but would that satisfy the Pistons? 

Edwards says the Hawks could use "a long, defensively able wing who can also create his own shot," all characteristics that Grant possesses. 

But there are a couple of caveats for a team looking to land the 28-year-old forward. First, he is said to be looking for a hefty contract extension this summer—somewhere north of $25M a year. Secondly, he has stated that he wants to be a featured scorer—a number one option if you will—wherever he goes. 

With Trae Young on hand in Atlanta, that, of course, could never be the case. 

Portland still seems to have the best chance at landing Grant, if they're willing to dangle their No. 7 pick in the draft. The Hawks' chances of getting Grant, therefore, just might all depend on the Trail Blazers. 

In the meantime, Hawks fans will continue the debate on the subject.

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