Yes, Portland Trail Blazers forward Jerami Grant has been heavily involved in rumors leading up to the Feb. 8 trade deadline. But the 29-year-old has established himself as a leader in Rip City, not to mention one of the team's best and most important players.
It stands to reason then, that the Blazers will require Grant's services if they hope to upend Nikola Jokic and the defending NBA champion Denver Nuggets tonight on the road.
Is Jerami Grant playing for the Blazers tonight?
Update: Jerami Grant and Malcolm Brogdon are out for tonight's game against the Nuggets.
We'll keep you updated, but heading toward game time Grant is listed on Portland's injury report as questionable with a back issue.
If he's unable to go, expect to see more of Jabari Walker and Toumani Camara.
Malcolm Brogdon was a late add to the list and is questionable with a right knee contusion.
Full injury report for Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets
Here's the complete rundown of both teams' injuries ahead of tonight's 5:30 p.m. PT tipoff:
Portland Trail Blazers:
Out: Robert Williams III (knee); Shaedon Sharpe (abdominal); Moses Brown (wrist)
Questionable: Jerami Grant (back); Malcolm Brogdon (knee)
Out: Vlatko Cancar (knee)
Probable: Peyton Watson (knee); Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (finger)