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Report: Heat ‘team to watch’ for Jerami Grant trade

Grant is entering the final year of his contract.

Detroit Pistons v Miami Heat Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Adam Borai, a contributor for Bleacher Report and Sports Illustrated, reported that the Miami Heat are a “team to watch” for a Jerami Grant trade. Borai noted that, “Concerns over his extension have stalled potential suitors from seriously engaging” with the Detroit Pistons, though.

Grant is due to make just shy of $21 million in the 2022-23 season, the last of his contract. He fits the mold of an athletic power forward next to Bam Adebayo who can hit 3-pointers. He’s also just 28 years old, so he’d be able to soak up minutes in the regular season to keep 37-year-old P.J. Tucker fresh for the playoffs — assuming the Heat keep Tucker.

The Heat may have envisioned Markieff Morris doing that for Tucker last season, but Morris’ neck injury forced him to sit nearly the entire season. And Caleb Martin proved to be a solid small-ball four.

A potential trade could revolve around Duncan Robinson, who will make nearly $17 million next season. But Robinson has four years left on his contract and was out of the rotation for much of the Heat’s playoff run. Miami would undoubtedly have to sweeten the deal with a draft pick or a low-cost player like Gabe Vincent or Max Strus.

Do you think the Heat should trade for Grant?