The Hawks and Kings are viewed as “strong” suitors for Pistons forward Jerami Grant, sources tell Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report. Grant is one of the hottest names on the trade market, with the Lakers, Trail Blazers, Knicks, Jazz, Wizards, Celtics, Pacers and Timberwolves also interested in the 27-year-old.
Grant’s agents reportedly provided a list of preferred destinations to Detroit’s front office in the event of a trade. While the interest in Grant’s services is high, it’s still no sure thing that the Pistons move one of their top players, as Grant is under contract through next season.
In 21 games this season (33.2 MPG), Grant is averaging 20.1 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 2.6 APG, 1.1 SPG and 1.1 BPG. He was cleared for on-court work earlier this month in his recovery from thumb surgery, but then was placed in the league’s health and safety protocols.
Fischer also says the Hawks are more actively shopping John Collins, according to league sources. Collins is in the first year of a five-year, $125MM contract signed last summer. The 24-year-old has been an efficient three-level scorer throughout his career, and this season is no exception. He’s averaging 17.0 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 2.0 APG and 1.1 BPG on .537/.426/.797 shooting. The 42.6% mark from deep is a career-high.