NBA Rumors: 3 Potential Destinations For Jerami Grant In Free Agency

On a personal level, the season in Portland went quite well for Jerami Grant. He had a career year, cracking the 20 points-per-game mark for the second time in his nine seasons, and shot a personal-best 40% from three. 

But for the Portland Trail Blazers, it was another lost season, and they've got some big decisions to make this summer. One of them is how much to splurge to try to bring back Grant. 

Having given up a first-round pick to obtain him from the Detroit Pistons last offseason, it's possible the Blazers try to retain him, whether or not they conduct a tear-down.

But there will be other suitors. And with the help of Yossie Gozlan of HoopsHype, there are three potential destinations for Grant if he leaves in free agency.

Houston Rockets

This is a team that is fed up with losing. After their second straight season finishing dead-last in the Western Conference, there are all sorts of rumblings about head coaching changes, and bringing in veterans. James Harden's name has been mentioned, and rumors this week have pegged a certain Boston Celtics All-Star as a potential target.

But perhaps Grant makes a more reasonable ambition. They'll have plenty of cap space to pursue him. Grant wasn't interested in the 4-year, $112M extension he was eligible for this season in Portland, so the price will have to go much higher than that. 

Indiana Pacers

Another team with substantial cap room this summer, the Pacers have assembled a talented core with Tyrese Haliburton, rookie Bennedict Mathurin, and now Myles Turner locked-up to an extension. They'll be ready to compete for real next season, and Grant would offer a perfect complement at the forward position to plug in to that lineup. 

Detroit Pistons

Could a reunion be in order? Grant was well-liked in Detroit by the organization, and it wouldn't be surprising to see GM Troy Weaver try to get Grant back. They'll have more cap space than they know what to do with this offseason. With Cade Cunningham ready to resume his ascending career next season, and the team's refusal to trade Bojan Bogdanovic, the Pistons aim to try to contend in 2023-24. Grant would be a great piece. 

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