Blazers Officially Acquire Jerami Grant, Sign Gary Payton II, And Waive Eric Bledsoe

UPDATE: The Portland Trail Blazers have now announced the trade for Jerami Grant from the Detroit Pistons.

“Jerami Grant is a dynamic two-way forward that can impact winning at a high level,” said Trail Blazers General Manager Joe Cronin. “He fits seamlessly into Coach Billups’ system on both sides of the ball. We could not be happier to have him in Portland.”

The Blazers also announced Wednesday the signing of Gary Payton II.

And the team waived point guard Eric Bledsoe.

Bledsoe was acquired from the Clippers in the trade for Normal Powell and Robert Covington.

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Trail Blazers have made a big trade on the eve of the NBA draft.

ESPN reports Rip City is sending a 1st round pick from 2025 to Detroit for Jerami Grant.

Grant is the son of former Blazer Harvey Grant and is from Portland.

He also played with Damian Lillard for Team USA in the last Olympic games.

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