The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to a five-year, $160 million deal with free-agent forward Jerami Grant, his Klutch Sports agent Rich Paul told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.
Grant, 29, played 63 games for Portland last season, averaging 20.5 points per game – surpassing 20 points for the second time in his career – while averaging a career-best 40% from the 3 point distance.
The versatile, defensive forward has enjoyed a well-travelled NBA career since being drafted 39th by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2014 NBA draft. He spent more than two seasons in Philadelphia before moving to Oklahoma City and then Denver ahead of the 2019-20 season. After a season in Denver, Grant signed a three-year deal with Detroit during the 2020 offseason and played two seasons for the Pistons before moving to Portland last summer.
Already considered a plus on the defensive end, Grant has steadily grown into a reliable goalscorer and marksman. His 5.7 3-point attempts per game last season was also a career high. He’s been one of the best wingers on the market this off-season.
ESPN’s Tim Bontemps contributed to this report.