Myles Turner, Jerami Grant on Blazers’ radar?

The Blazers had been frequently mentioned by league sources as a strong Myles Turner destination, while Detroit’s Jerami Grant also emerged as a potential Portland target. But if Lillard is indefinitely sidelined, that would seem to further increase the likelihood of Jusuf Nurkic and Robert Covington heading elsewhere.
Source: Jake Fischer @ Bleacher Report

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Myles Turner addressed his “This Ain’t 🅿️” tweet.
I know a lot of jokes have been made, but I really do think I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t ask him directly about it. Could be something, could be nothing, but it’s gotta be asked. #Pacers… – 6:35 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Isaiah Stewart on Saddiq Bey moving to the 4 in Jerami Grant’s absence: “I’ve seen Saddiq get a lot more comfortable in that position, for Jerami, and doing a lot of things that Jerami did.” – 2:11 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
I asked Myles Turner what he meant by his “This Ain’t 🅿️” tweet:
“If I try to explain it I’mma sound crazy, but all I personally meant by that was I’m just not enjoying the losing aspect of this thing right now. … It’s frustrating for me and frustrating for my camp.” #Pacers – 2:11 PM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Knicks, Hornets among teams reportedly interested in Myles Turner… – 2:02 PM

Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Myles Turner in Josh Richardson’s IG comments lol
“I knew you was finna post this weak ass dunk” – 10:34 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Myles Turner was not made available to the media tonight. #Pacers – 10:04 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Caris LeVert just threw a similar pass to Myles Turner and he missed another wide open 3. #Pacers – 8:25 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Myles Turner always leaves me wanting more. – 8:25 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Malcolm Brogdon just threw a nice pass to Myles Turner for a wide open corner 3 that Turner missed. #Pacers – 8:25 PM

Story continues

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Myles Turner with a put-back dunk. #Pacers trail 51-39. – 7:54 PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
New pod with the legend @JonathanTjarks. Talked all things Dallas Mavericks, what the Pacers should do with Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis, which teams should go for them, and much more: – 7:14 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Back to the usual starting guys for the #Pacers:
— Malcolm Brogdon
— Caris LeVert
— Justin Holiday
— Domantas Sabonis
— Myles Turner – 6:53 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Celtics at Pacers – Gainbridge Fieldhouse – January 12, 2022 – Starters
Boston – Schroder, Brown, Tatum, Horford, R Williams
Indiana – Malcolm Brogdon, Caris LeVert Justin Holiday, Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner
OUT: Boston: Smart Indiana: Duarte, Warren, McConnell – 6:36 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Pregame warmups for Myles Turner – 5:45 PM

Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Jerami Grant should try to sneak on the team bus after this Bulls win. – 10:19 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Casey said Jerami Grant has been working out every day and has a brace on his thumb. Kelly Olynyk worked out with the Cruise a couple days ago. – 6:44 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey says there’s no timetable on Jerami Grant’s return, but he is working out in the gym.
He said Kelly Olynyk worked out with the G League team this week also. – 6:44 PM

Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
“Getting Jerami Grant to D.C. for Dummies”
With recent reports of the Washington Wizards’ interest in Jerami Grant, @lazchance & I try to negotiate a deal 👀
Yup, role play. | @detroitbadboys
🖥 – 6:32 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
The Knicks are pursuing Jerami Grant on the trade market, @Shams Charania reports.
Both @James Edwards III and I had a bunch of thoughts, from his hypothetical fit in New York to what a deal might look like.
Story: – 12:02 PM

Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
We’re back on @thehalftimeapp today from 4-5ET, talking Klay’s return, the latest on Ben Simmons, Myles Turner, Boston’s wings, and trade possibilities for the 2019 draft class.
Download to join us here:… – 12:01 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards have been linked to Pistons forward Jerami Grant. Here are 5 thoughts on the potential fit: – 9:26 AM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Per @Shams Charania, the Knicks are interested in Jerami Grant.
What would a deal look like? Got together with @Fred Katz to discuss it:… – 9:10 AM

More on this storyline

Meanwhile, some competing executives have Atlanta as a credible destination for Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant. The Pistons are thought to covet a young center, making Okongwu a potentially attractive option in a trade along with Reddish. -via Bleacher Report / January 11, 2022

Several playoff teams are pursuing Pistons star forward Jerami Grant: The Wizards, Knicks, Blazers and Lakers among others, sources said. Grant is sidelined due to a UCL injury in his right thumb but Detroit will have a vast group of suitors for the 27-year-old. Grant, who is eligible for a four-year extension worth up to $112 million this offseason, is one of the most sought-after players this trade season. -via The Athletic / January 10, 2022

Teams with championship aspirations are routinely calling Detroit about Jerami Grant’s services, sources tell The Athletic. And while the Pistons are happy with what Grant provides both on and off the court to the organization, the franchise is currently in the business of capitalizing on its small asset pool, of which Grant takes up the most real estate. -via The Athletic / January 3, 2022


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