This offseason, the Miami Heat are allegedly open to trading for Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant.
Grant, 28, has been a hot commodity in the trade market as he approaches the final year of his contract in 2022-23. Along with Jimmy Butler, Tyler Herro, and Bam Adebayo, the Heat could use another experienced scorer like Grant to bolster their offense. Grant is also a good defender who would give Miami’s frontcourt a lot of length.
Grant averaged 19.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game during the 2021-22 season, shooting 42.6 percent from the floor and 35.8 percent from 3-point range. He only appeared in 47 games for the Pistons, but he’d be in good shape for next season.
Grant had a breakout season for the Pistons in 2020-21, averaging a career-high 22.3 points per game.
Although the Heat are interested in acquiring Grant, they would have to put together an enticing deal for a rebuilding Pistons squad. In order to get Grant into the fold, the organization may have to part with a young player like Herro.
Prior to the 2020-21 season, Grant agreed to a three-year agreement with the Pistons worth more than $60 million. He was a member of the Denver Nuggets, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Philadelphia 76ers in the past.
Following their failure to reach the NBA Finals in the 2021-22 season, the Heat may decide to make roster changes ahead of the 2022-23 season. In Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Miami was defeated by the Boston Celtics.
Grant is a dynamic player, but the Heat should be cautious about how much they are ready to give up for his talents next season because he is only under contract for one more season.