The Blazers have been following Grant to pair up with the All-NBA guard Damian Lillard Sources said he has been for more than a year and now is putting it down and absorbing his $21 million salary using a commercial exception.
The Milwaukee BucksThe deal is protected 1-4, sources said. The deal also includes getting the 36th Portland pick in Thursday’s NBA draft for the 46th-placed Blazers, as well as the 2025 second-round pick that Detroit owes to Portland. The Pistons will also get a 2026 second-round pick from the Blazers, which will be the most favored between Portland and New Orleans Pelicans“.
The deal provides the Pistons $43 million in salary cap space for the free agency, and gives them the fifth and 36th options in Thursday’s draft.
New Blazers GM Joe Cronin has overhauled the Blazers roster, and is now moving toward picking his first draft pick in seventh place Thursday night.
Grant, 28, is eligible to sign a four-year, $112 million extension starting in December. He is entering the final year of his contract.