The Portland Trail Blazers may or may not trade Jerami Grant by this year's NBA trade deadline on Feb. 8. The 29-year-old should have plenty of suitors as a three-and-D forward, but the four years and $132 million left on his contract after this season seem to be putting teams off.
There's an argument to be made that that deal should be more attractive than repellent; nonetheless, it's made Grant's value tough to gauge. But the framework of a Pascal Siakam trade that may be nearing the finish line is bringing Grant's worth into focus.
Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers are close to completing a deal that would send Bruce Brown and three first-round picks to Toronto in exchange for Siakam. Grant is a solid plan B for teams that miss out on the Raptors star, so he should fetch a reasonable fraction of what Siakam does.
What is Jerami Grant's trade value and could the Blazers make a deal with the Sacramento Kings?
If Siakam is worth a good player and three first-rounders, could the Blazers forward be worth two first-round picks? One first and a young prospect or two?
Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer floated a potential trade idea that would send Grant to the Sacramento Kings, and Michael Scotto of HoopsHype and ESPN's Bobby Marks discussed the bones of a separate deal similar to O'Connor's.
Using those two trades as an outline while making a minor adjustment, there's a way the Trail Blazers can land four future assets by sending Grant to Sacramento.