Grant, 27, is 6-foot-8 and has been linked to several teams other than the Jazz, including the Lakers, Knicks and Wizards. Per Stein, he is Utah’s primary target ahead of the Feb. 10 trade deadline.
Covington, 31, is 6-7 and is the type of versatile defender the Jazz reportedly have been seeking. He is averaging 7.7 points and 5.6 rebounds in 43 appearances.
Meanwhile, Grant has been out since Nov. 10 with a thumb injury. He leads the Pistons in scoring at 20.1 points, and is also pulling down 4.8 rebounds.
Grant could return to the Pistons’ lineup in time for Tuesday’s game against the Nuggets, per Rod Beard of the Detroit News.
Given that the Jazz aren’t looking to mortgage the farm with a major roster shakeup, Covington may be the more realistic trade target.
“They don’t really have the sort of promising young prospects who would generate major trade interest, and they’ve already parted with a pair of future first-round picks,” wrote Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors. “Their conditional 2026 first-rounder is the earliest one they could put on the table.”