Detroit Pistons Peg High Price For Straw Grant

MDP Live - The Detroit Pistons fence the Straw Grant with exorbitant prices ahead of the trade deadline which will close within the next 24 hours. Dwane Casey's team wants 2 first-round draft picks from teams that are interested in Grant's services.

The name Jerami Grant is indeed often targeted by big NBA teams lately. Grant was once targeted by the Los Angeles Lakers who needed a winger. At that time, the Lakers offered Talen Horton-Tucker, Kendrick Nunn, and the 2027 first-round draft pick. Unfortunately the offer was still rejected by the Detroit Pistons management.

According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski as a well-known reporter for ESPN, the Pistons asked for at least two first-round draft picks from teams interested in Grant's services. The Lakers then withdrew and did not pursue Grant's services again. Now, one team that is reportedly serious about signing Grant is the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Blazers recently split with Norman Powell, Robert Covington and CJ McCollum. Grant's name could have been chosen to accompany Damian Lillard in their starting lineup. But with that high price tag, are the Blazers willing to sacrifice their two first-round draft picks for Grant alone? Everything will be known in the next day. Grant himself actually did not experience problems when strengthening the Pistons. Grant has made it clear that he doesn't want to be the second attacking option in the team. He wants to be the spearhead so that his productivity does not decrease.

Splash Brothers Solid, Warriors Skip the Pistons

MDP Live - The Golden State Warriors won easily over the Detroit Pistons 106-82, Wednesday, January 18, 2022, local time. The Warriors almost won the whole game. The 28-point advantage at half-time made the Warriors appear more relaxed in the second half. None of the Warriors players appeared for more than 28 minutes.

Even though they relaxed in the last two quarters, the distance that was too wide made the Warriors not overtaken. The Warriors scored just 36 points in the second half. In fact, in each quarter of the first half, they scored 33 points.

Klay Thompson was the game's top scorer with 21 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals. This is Klay's highest points record this season. Stephen Curry followed with 18 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists. Andrew Wiggins added 19 points, while Ruki's Jonathan Kuminga doubled 12 points plus 10 rebounds.

This was the Warriors' 32nd win from their 44 games. The Warriors are still in second place in the Western Conference standings. They only lost well to the Phoenix Suns who so far are the only team that has not swallowed double-digit defeats.

The Pistons will still stay in California. Tomorrow, they will face the Sacramento Kings. The Warriors just played again the day after tomorrow, hosting the Indiana Pacers.