What we already knew has now become official: The Trail Blazers have acquired forward Jerami Grant in a trade with the Pistons, both teams announced.
In exchange, the Pistons receive the draft rights to Gabriele Procida, the No. 36 selection in the 2022 NBA Draft, along with a 2025 first-round pick and two future second-rounders. The Blazers also acquired drafts rights to Ismael Kamagate, the No. 46 selection in this year’s draft, to complete the deal.
“Jerami Grant is a dynamic two-way forward that can impact winning at a high level,” Blazers GM Joe Cronin said. “He fits seamlessly into Coach (Chauncey Billups‘) system on both sides of the ball. We could not be happier to have him in Portland.”
Along with Procida, Detroit also received a 2025 first-round pick from Portland via the Bucks, along with a 2025 second-round pick originally belonging to the Pistons — and a 2026 second-rounder that will be conveyed as the earlier pick between the Pelicans and Blazers.
Grant, 28, is 6-foot-8 and lead the Pistons in scoring at 19.2 points in 47 games. The Blazers and several others were rumored to have been in pursuit of Grant since before the February trade deadline.
Per the Pistons’ official release:
Procida, 6-7, 194, averaged 7.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 18.5 minutes through 26 games with Fortitudo Kigili Bologna of Lega Serie A in 2021-22. In his last three seasons in Italy with S.Bernardo-Cinelandia Cantu and Fortitudo Kigili Bologna, Procida averaged 6.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 15.5 minutes in 61 career games.
Grant, 6-8, 210, appeared in 101 games (all starts) for Detroit from 2020-22, posting averages of 20.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 blocks in 33.0 minutes. Grant was the leading scorer for the Pistons each of the last two seasons.
Kamagate, 6-11, 230, tallied clips of 11.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 27.1 minutes through 34 games with Paris Basket of the LNB Pro A league in France a season ago. He was taken with the 46th pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.
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