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The Bulls Could Be A Prime Landing Spot For Jerami Grant

The Bulls sit atop the East and are one piece away from a championship run. A trade with the Pistons for Jerami Grant would fill a glaring need.
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With the Chicago Bulls sitting atop the Eastern Conference, an NBA title isn’t out of reach. Most fans agree the team is missing one piece, however, a power forward. The Bulls may have an answer not too far away. Jerami Grant has been involved in Bulls trade rumors and speculation before, and that noise is only becoming more amplified as of late. James Edwards III of The Athletic reports contending teams are regularly checking in with the Pistons regarding the forward, and the circumstances in Detroit and Chicago could align for a potential trade.

The Bulls went into the 2021-22 season lacking power forward depth. The starting option they went with was second-year player Patrick Williams. Williams was inconsistent and lacked confidence, though he never had the opportunity to turn it around. Williams sustained a wrist injury that will sideline him for at least the remainder of the regular season. While Chicago has seen decent showings from bench players such as Javonte Green, those depth options can’t be relied on as long-term permanent fixes. With Javonte Green out for the next 2-4 weeks, Grant could be just what the Bulls need.

Not only would Grant be a great fit for the Bulls, but he also has family ties. His brother Jerian Grant played in Chicago from 2016-2018 and his uncle is Bulls legend Horace Grant.

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Jerami Grant’s Abilities

At 27 years of age, Grant has become a solid NBA player. Grant began his career in Philadelphia where he saw 20-plus minutes per game off the bench. Since then, he has bounced around as a bench player and starter for the 76ers, Thunder, and the Nuggets. He averaged between 5.4 and 13.6 points per game throughout the first six years of his career. Once he arrived in Detroit last year, Grant blossomed into a leader. This season, he's averaging 20.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game.

Grant would bring another scoring option to the Bulls. Defensively, he knows how to use his length and athleticism to match up with a variety of players. While Grant has this ability, he still is below-average when it comes to defense and rebounding, but he represents a better option than what the Bulls currently have.

Jerami Grant Trade Compensation

Grant would come with a price tag of just over $20 million for this season and next. The Bulls would have to send at least two players in return. The piece the Pistons would likely seek from the Bulls is Patrick Williams. Ever since draft night, the Pistons have shown interest in Williams. Given the new roster structure in Detroit with Cade Cunningham in the mix, Williams fits the Pistons' timeline better than Grant. Derrick Jones Jr. or Troy Brown Jr. could be included in the deal to match salaries.

One thing is clear for the Bulls. With both DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine playing at MVP levels, the championship window is officially open in Chicago. The Bulls are one move away from being the team to catch, and Grant could be the missing piece to the puzzle.