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Pistons trade forward Jerami Grant to Trail Blazers

Portland acquires Jerami Grant and the No. 46 overall pick in the 2022 draft in a trade with Detroit.

Jerami Grant is headed to the Western Conference.

The Detroit Pistons have traded forward Jerami Grant and Ismael Kamagate, the No. 46 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, to the Portland Trail Blazers for a rookie and three future Draft assets.

Portland receives:

• Jerami Grant
• Ismael Kamagate (No. 46 pick in 2022 draft)

Detroit receives:

• Gabriele Procida (No. 36 pick on 2022 draft)
• 2025 first-round draft pick (via Milwaukee)
• 2025 second-round draft pick
• 2026 second-round draft pick

Grant’s salary — nearly $21 million for next season — is virtually the exact amount as the trade exception that Portland created in February when it traded C.J. McCollum to New Orleans.

It also gives Portland a big boost after a disappointing season, one where perennial All-Star Damian Lillard missed much of the year while injured. He and Grant were teammates on the U.S. Olympic team that won gold at the Tokyo Games last summer.

The most significant payoff for Detroit by making the move is cap space, giving it somewhere around $44 million in space available this summer.

Grant — who played his college basketball at Syracuse — averaged 19.2 points in 47 games with the Pistons this past season and has seen his numbers greatly improve over the last two years. In his first six seasons, he averaged 9.3 points while playing for Philadelphia, Oklahoma City and Denver.

But in his two seasons with the Pistons, Grant averaged 20.9 points.

And the trade serves as a homecoming of sorts. Grant was born in 1994 when his father, Harvey Grant, was in the first of his three seasons as a member of the Trail Blazers.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.