Pistons make big splash with $60 million deal for Jerami Grant


Troy Weaver said the Pistons were going to "attack" free agency.

He wasn't kidding.

For better or worse, Detroit has been one of the most active teams on the first day of the signing period. Its biggest move: a three-year, $60 million deal for forward Jerami Grant.

Grant, 26, averaged 12.0 points and shot 39 percent from three in 71 games last season for the Nuggets, mostly coming off the bench. Weaver must see more potential in him for this kind of money.

And Weaver would know. He watched Grant play for three seasons during their time together in Oklahoma City. The best season of Grant's career was 2018-19 when he averaged 13.6 points per game in a starting role for the Thunder.

Grant is Weaver's fourth signing of free agency, joining centers Mason Plumlee and Jahlil Okafor and forward/guard Josh Jackson on a totally revamped roster.

A second-round pick in 2014, Grant spent the first two years of his career with the 76ers. Now, Weaver and the Pistons are hoping he grows into a star in Detroit.