Revealed: Free Agent Jerami Grant’s Insane Asking Price

Jerami Grant will be one of the top free agent forwards on the market this summer, coming off a fine season in his Portland Trail Blazers' debut. But his asking price in free agency has been revealed, and if the Blazers want to keep him (as Damian Lillard would like them to), they'll have to open the vault.

A report has emerged saying that Grant could be looking for a $150M deal from Portland. 

Michael Scotto of HoopsHype says that the 20-point scorer will be looking for a five-year deal averaging at least $30M. 

“Jerami Grant is expected to command $30-plus million annually in free agency, according to several NBA executives who spoke to HoopsHype," writes Scotto. "Multiple teams with cap space are expected to have interest in Grant, including the Detroit Pistons most notably, and could make a run at Grant, one of the top free agents on the market. Multiple executives around the league believe Grant could command a five-year, $150 million contract from Portland to remain long-term.”

The Pistons were Grant's home for two seasons before coming to Portland last year. In Detroit, he averaged 20.9 points and 4.4 rebounds, while adding one blocked shot per game. He followed that up this past season with the Blazers by averaging 20.5 points with 4.5 rebounds, while upping his three-point shooting drastically, to the 40% mark (from a career average of 35.8%).

Along with Khris Middleton (expected to re-sign in Milwaukee) and Draymond Green (there could be plenty of teams after him), Grant is the next-best forward on the market.

With Lillard intrinsically threatening the Blazers to surround him with win-now veterans this season, they might be feeling some extra pressure to succumb to Grant's huge asking price.

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