The Lakers are activating a big name in the East!
Still far from the Top 4 of their conference, the Lakers could well try to revive via the transfer market. A potential All-Star in the East would be on their shelves! Whether that would be a good idea, given his medical situation, remains to be seen.
The sixth place occupied by the Lakers in the West (15 wins for 13 losses) is not very positive for them, to say the least. After being heavily armed during the summer, the Purpres and Ors were more likely to dominate the conference … Suddenly, like many big cars before it, the franchise should not hesitate to try blows during the season. It is almost necessary with an often full infirmary …
Recently, we learned that executives were closely following the Myles Turner case, very popular pivot of the Pacers. If the track did not lead anywhere, however, another player would obviously also be in their sights: Jerami Grant. The Pistons’ interior, which is averaging 20 points this season, is also a name to follow in the market. The reason for this? Its contractual situation:
Jerami Grant targeted by the Lakers.
Jerami Grant is one of the most wanted players in a potential trade, with the Lakers and Trail Blazers among the teams chasing the Pistons’ all-round winger, sources say. Grant has one season remaining on his contract after this campaign and is eligible for a four-year extension worth up to $ 112 million in the offseason.
On paper, a coming of the former OKC does not appear to be a brilliant move in the short term. On the one hand, Grant has just injured his thumb ligaments and will be away for at least six weeks, at which time he will be reassessed. On the other hand, the Lakers’ racket would then become damn clogged, with already a rotation not easy to define between Anthony davis, Dwight Howard and DeAndre Jordan. Not really a guarantee of stability …
Nonetheless, the boy presents quite a huge potential if harnessed well. His association with Cade Cunningham in Detroit is not perfect, and a smaller role with a cador might be fine for him. On top of that, he seems to have a perfect mastery of Angelinos gaming systems… since he has stuck more than 30 points on them twice this year, including this big release at 36 units:
After Myles Turner, it is therefore the rumors around Jerami Grant that it will be necessary to follow on the side of the Lakers. It remains to be seen whether an additional rookie will really help them raise their level of play, however talented they may be.