The NBA trade deadline is just 17 days away. Around the league, trade talks are heating up and some of the same names continue to surface.
One such name is Jerami Grant of the Detroit Pistons.
As Feb. 10 rapidly approaches, plenty of teams have reportedly been linked to the 27-year-old, including the Washington Wizards, New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks among others.
Washington definitely seems like a team to watch in the Grant sweepstakes. Bleacher Report’s Eric Pincus reports that rival executives “believe the Wizards are leading the chase” for Grant.
“Some also say the Wizards are open to dealing veteran point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, who hasn't quite meshed with [Bradley] Beal,” Pincus writes.
Deni Avdija, Montrezl Harrell and Rui Hachimura were mentioned by Pincus as pieces that might interest Detroit. Also, he notes that the Pistons may be looking to move Kelly Olynyk (either as part of a Grant trade or in a separate deal).
Pincus also names the Mavericks as a “dark-horse team” for Grant. Jalen Brunson, Dorian Finney-Smith and Dwight Powell have been mentioned as Dallas’ best trade chips (although it would likely take quite a bit for them to move Brunson, who’s in the midst of a career-year).
The Mavs have been very active in recent weeks, as they have now been linked to Grant, Atlanta’s John Collins, Indiana’s Myles Turner and Boston’s Marcus Smart among others.
Interestingly, "the offers aren't pouring in right now" for Grant, according to The Athletic's James Edwards III. There have been plenty of conversations and talks will likely pick up steam over the next two weeks, but "not many formal offers have been placed in front of Detroit" as of yet, per Edwards.
Edwards listed Chicago's Patrick Williams and Atlanta's John Collins as potential returns that would intrigue the Pistons, but he also stressed that Detroit could very well keep Grant past the deadline.