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NBA Rumors: Chicago Bulls Could Make A Surprising Move For Jerami Grant

NBA Rumors: Chicago Bulls Could Make A Surprising Move For Jerami Grant

Jerami Grant appears to be the No. 1 target for several teams around the NBA ahead of the 2022 trade deadline. The Detroit Pistons player has succeeded in Motor City, showing interesting things as the primary option for Dwane Casey's team, drawing plenty of attention around the league. 

Now, several teams are looking to land him, including the Los Angeles Lakers, Washington Wizards, and even the Atlanta Hawks. He's been linked with other squads, but there's one that could make a shocking push for him. 

Bleacher Report's Zach Buckley recently made one trade deadline prediction for every NBA team, suggesting that the Chicago Bulls could try to land Jerami Grant to complete a terrific starting lineup. 

The Jerami Grant sweepstakes will be pricey. That shouldn’t scare off the Bulls from making a serious push to win it…

They have a glaring hole on the wing with Patrick Williams, Derrick Jones Jr. and Javonte Green all lost to injury, but even when they were full strength, that was the most obvious area to upgrade. Grant is more or less the player they hope Williams might one day become: long, athletic, versatile at both ends and easy to slot alongside stars Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan.

Grant, who shares a history with both Bulls coach Billy Donovan and executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas, would likely cost the club [Patrick] Williams, [Derrick] Jones and the lottery-protected first-rounder owed to them by the Portland Trail Blazers, per K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago. That’s a steep price, but not if the trade proves to be Chicago’s key to escaping the East.

Interesting as this sounds, the Bulls have a group of players who can lead the offensive load at United Center. Starting for DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine, this team has two talented offensive players, and adding Grant, who wants to be the first option wherever he goes, wouldn't be that likely for them. 

Still, if they manage to complete this move, it would be huge for the Bulls. They have struggled in recent games, losing against the Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies in their last four games. Tonight, they have another challenge against the Cleveland Cavaliers, one of the top teams in the East. 

If this situation continues, perhaps the Bulls will look for alternatives on the trade market.