3 offseason targets the Boston Celtics will face during final 15 games

Feb 16, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant (9) reacts after scoring a basket against the Boston Celtics during the second half at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 16, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant (9) reacts after scoring a basket against the Boston Celtics during the second half at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports /
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Boston Celtics offseason target No. 3) Jerami Grant

Though we may not be all that big on the likes of Jerami Grant, the Boston Celtics have seemingly been highly intrigued by him for the better part of the last two years, which makes him a legitimate trade target for the ball club during this coming offseason.

The franchise has been quite vocal about their desire to try and find a third star to bring aboard to run alongside both Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, and, to many, the eighth-year power forward is argued to be someone who could fit this description.

After inking a multi-year deal with Detroit in the summer of 2020, Grant absolutely managed to break out in his newly-found top-option role where he went on to post 22.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and a block per game on 43 percent shooting from the floor and 35 percent shooting from deep.

However, despite his efforts, the Pistons still wound up only winning 20 games, earning them the first-overall selection in the 2021 NBA Draft where they would go on to select Oklahoma State standout, Cade Cunningham.

It’s clear that the franchise is set on a youth-movement based rebuild and, being that the big will be turning 28 by the end of this season alone–one that will once again see Detroit contending for a high-end draft selection–, it’s quite evident that he doesn’t exactly fit the timeline that they’re looking to embark on, which could ultimately lead to an offseason deal taking place this summer.

The Boston Celtics, with their need for a long-term answer at the four, their desire to bring on another top-notch talent to have in the lineup alongside the Jays, and, simply, past rumors of interest from the organization make us believe that, come summertime, we’ll be hearing a ton of buzz about a potential pursuit for Jerami Grant.

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