Grant’s return to Detroit would be more than a homecoming for the 29-year-old. After spending six seasons with Philadelphia, Oklahoma City, and Denver, Grant surprisingly signed a deal with a losing Pistons team.
The goal for Jerami was to prove he was more than just the role player he was at his previous three stops. He wanted to be a go-to offensive option for an NBA franchise.
While Detroit didn’t find any team success, Grant did show his value as more than a simple role player.
In his first season with the Pistons, he averaged 22.3 points in 34 minutes on 17.3 field-goal attempts and 6.1 3-point attempts – all career highs. He wasn’t incredibly efficient, but he displayed a more complete offensive game than he had with the Sixers, Thunder, or Nuggets.
If he did return to Detroit, which was rumored to be a possibility around the trade deadline, it would be to a much better situation – arguably better than the one in Portland.
The Pistons have young building blocks like Cade Cunningham and Jaden Ivey, up-and-coming big men in James Wiseman and Jalen Duren, veteran wing Bojan Bogdanovic, and a 14 percent chance at landing the No. 1 overall pick in June’s draft.