Monday June 27, 2022

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Dan Favale @danfavale
there’s a hefty level of “TBD” for the pistons with the jerami grant trade. (what becomes of extra cap space?) but you really can’t *hate* this deal unless you believe the market for grant was much glitzier at the deadline. – 6:44 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Damian Lillard last offseason: “Where we are isn’t good enough.”
Blazers additions since:
— Cody Zeller
— Ben McLemore
— Josh Hart
— Dennis Smith Jr
— Eric Bledsoe
— Justise Winslow
— Joe Ingles
— Jerami Grant
Somebody check on Dame. pic.twitter.com/hILTOs1Akm6:31 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Without cap space to take a player into or a trade exception, the Heat obviously wasn’t in position to create the additional cap space that the Pistons apparently prioritized in the Jerami Grant deal. – 6:29 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Always heard Jerami Grant’s value was lower than public perception. But for Heat fans wondering why they didn’t get in on him, Detroit likely valued the cap space and the trade exception created by the move more than bringing a contract such as Duncan Robinson back. – 6:28 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Jerami Grant from Detroit to Portland for cap space and nominal draft picks . . . crazy how some of these deals close for far less than anticipated. Have to wonder what Heat might be thinking. – 6:20 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Pistons didn’t trade anyone to get Jerami Grant. They signed him with cap space. So they turned that cap space into a 2025 first-rounder + moving up from 46 to 36 in this year’s loaded draft for a player who was gonna leave them at the end of next season anyway. – 6:18 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
As I tweeted earlier, I thought Jerami Grant would be a good fit with Heat when looking at his build of popping shooter and switchy defender
But y’all gotta chill like that was the end all lol – 6:17 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
So there goes Jerami Grant
Detroit chose to clear up cap space instead of take on Duncan
Wonder what the Heat have up their sleeve right now – 6:06 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Getting Jerami Grant without having to surrender this years pick is a fantastic deal for the Blazers. Grant, 28, is a high level two-way player. Now the Blazers have to hit on the No. 7 pick — or find a team willing to give a real asset for it. – 6:06 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
The lesson from the Jerami Grant is that rebuilding teams really shouldn’t get cute when it comes to trading vets. Detroit could’ve gotten more at the deadline or in 2021. – 6:06 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
With Jerami Grant off the books, and no salary returning, I now project the Detroit Pistons to have just over $56M in cap space in July. – 6:04 PM
Jeremy Woo @JeremyWoo
Getting Jerami Grant, who had long been tabbed as a Blazers target, without having to move No. 7 is pretty good business for Portland. Allows them to keep exploring options with that pick, and also lessens the pressure to chase a veteran by dangling it. – 6:03 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
If they re-sign their own FAs, Portland could roll out:
Jusuf Nurkic
Jerami Grant
Josh Hart
Anfernee Simons
Damian Lillard
Plus, whoever they add with their exceptions and at #7 or through other trades. Not a bad start to the retool for the Blazers. – 6:02 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
If this Jerami Grant trade to Portland is happening now (or before the league changes over), the Trail Blazers are using the C.J. McCollum trade exception to acquire Grant.
That also means the Blazers will be an over-the-cap team this coming summer.
#SummerOfTheTrade5:58 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Like the idea of Jerami Grant a ton
Switchy defensively to not get played off the floor for Spo
An above the break shooter at the 4 to maximize Jimmy and Bam
An athletic scorer who can be unleashed in a system like the Heat
Makes sense IMO from all angles – 3:47 PM

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