The 2020 NBA offseason is unlike any before, but the Detroit Pistons are one of a handful of teams with ample capacity to use in free agency.
They sign him a massive $ 60 million three-year contract, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
Grant, 26, is a rising player and increased his value after a delightful season with Western Conference finalist Denver Nuggets. He is an athletic, strong, versatile defender and has developed an acceptable offensive game as a complementary player with improved 3-point shooting. Last season, he averaged 12 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.8 blocks and shot 38.9% on 3s (3.5 attempts per game) in 26.6 minutes per game. Match across 71 games (24 starts).
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Grant, who entered the league as a poor shooter, shot 39.2% from 3 on 3.7 attempts per game. Match in 2018-19 with Oklahoma City. He is a career-high 34.7% 3-point shooter in six seasons and shoots 66.9% from the illegal line.
Pistons general manager Troy Weaver was director of the Thunder when they traded with Philadelphia to acquire Grant early in the 2016-17 season.
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OKC re-signed Grant in 2018 to a 3-year $ 27 million deal with a $ 9.3 million player option in the third year. That gave him to Denver before last season for a protected first-round pick. Grant chose from last year this week to become an unlimited free agent.
The Nuggets offered Grant the same amount as the stamps, according to several reports, but he wanted a bigger role and chose the rebuilding stamps.
Grant has played in four consecutive seasons – three with the Thunder before playing in the Orlando Bubble with the Sorry Nuggets – with 35 appearances. He broke out in games 3-5 in the Western Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers, scoring 26, 17 and 20 points as the Nuggets lost in five games to the eventual champions.
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Grant has NBA lineage. His father, Harvey, spent 11 seasons in the NBA, most notably with the Washington Bullets. His uncle, Horace, played for 17 seasons, most notably for Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic. And his older brother, Jerian, played in Notre Dame and has played five seasons in the league.
Jerami Grant was drawn 39th overall out of Syracuse in 2014 by the 76ers.
He’s the biggest signing of Weaver yet, and the fourth signing in less than four hours in the free agency’s negotiation window.
Earlier in the night, the Stamps agreed to deal with centers Mason Plumlee and Jahlil Okafor and flew Josh Jackson. Offers cannot be signed until Sunday at 12:01
Early Saturday morning, the Stamps guard acquired Delon Wright in a three-team trade.
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