As per Shams Charania of The Athletic, The Knicks, Blazers, Wizards, and Lakers are a few of the teams with an interest in trading for the Swiss Army knife Forward.
Grant is currently out with a thumb injury that will be re-evaluated in a couple of weeks, just in time for teams to get a final look at Grant before submitting their offers.
I’ve been saying for a while that I think the Knicks should at the very least kick the tires on a Jerami Grant deal, as he fits within Coach Tom Thibodeau’s philosophies very well.
He may be a weird fit next to Julius Randle, as they’re both best suited as modern-day Power Forwards, but Grant is so interchangeable that I could see them considering him at the Small Forward spot.
Should the Knicks trade for Jerami Grant?
When he was with Denver, he was their primary 6th man and would play any position 3 through 5 when going small was warranted.
His versatility on offense and defense is what makes him such an attractive target.
As far as a realistic trade, the one I came up with was Alec Burks, Kevin Knox, and two first-rounders in exchange for Jerami Grant.
I know, there’s gonna be a lot of people out there screaming at me about giving up Burks or giving up two firsts.
To those, I say…shush!
If it were up to me, I’d much rather they stay away from Jerami Grant because I believe he may be a product of opportunity.
Prior to his first season as ‘the guy’ with Detroit, he was a middling, 10-15 points per game scorer.
I like him and I like the fit, I just don’t know if I’d be willing to give up that much for his services.
But if I had to, this is the deal I would consider.
Frankly, the Pistons have no interest in Alec Burks, he’s just there as a salary filler to make the money work and they could flip him again to a different team afterward or in the offseason to stockpile more draft capital.
Also, at this point, Kevin Knox is worth just about two bags of Cool Ranch Doritos on the trade market if you’re lucky.
If the Knicks wanted to find a way to keep the young talent they currently have such as Quentin Grimes, Immanuel Quickley, and Obi Toppin…they’d have to fork over draft picks.
If they got away with giving up just the two and not having to add in another 2nd or so, they’d consider themselves lucky.
As I said, I would probably stay away from Jerami Grant if I were the Knicks…unless he could be had for an absolute steal of a deal.
But what do you think, Knicks Nation?