Recently, a report appeared suggesting that the Los Angeles Lakers are interested in trading for Jerami Grant. The 27-year-old small forward is at the peak of his career and is thought to give a boost to the purple and gold.
Sports analyst Shannon Sharpe does not think that adding the Detroit Pistons forward would be a game changer for the Lakers. “Here’s the thing about Jerami Grant. He left Denver because he didn’t want to be third filler for Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray,” Sharpe said on UNDISPUTED.
“He left for the same money to go Detroit and be top dog,” he continued. “Is he going to be okay being fourth dog when he didn’t want to be third dog? Those are the things the Lakers need to ask themselves. I get it, you get a young guy, 27, in the rotation he could score points, he’s good from the three-point line, he’s an okay defender, not great, but he’s okay.
“But those are some of the questions that you need to ask yourself. Is he going to be okay? Bron, AD, Russ, Jerami Grant when he didn’t want to be Joke, Murray, Jerami Grant.”
This season, Grant is averaging 20.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 33.2 minutes per game for Detroit. His team is currently sitting at the bottom of the Eastern Conference with 5 wins and 27 losses.