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Detroit Pistons Making Moves, Signs Grant, Jackson


Detroit Pistons was one of the busiest team at the start of the NBA free agency on Friday (Saturday in the Philippines) after snagging forward Jerami Grant and Josh Jackson.

In a report by Shams Charania of The Athletic, Grant has agreed to a three-year deal worth $60 million just days after opting out on his final year of contract with the Denver Nuggets.

Grant was one of the most sought-after free agent players this offseason following his impressive showing for the Nuggets during the playoffs. Denver reportedly plans to match Detroit’s offer for Grant.

Former Phoenix Suns forward Jackson is also reportedly finalizing a deal with the Pistons to add up to Detroit two earlier free agent acquisitions Jahlil Okafor and Mason Plumlee.

Portland Trailblazers addressed the glaring hole at small forward after coming to terms with former Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. for two years worth $19 million. The team earlier signed Rodney Hood.

In other free agent signings, Joe Harris has agreed to a four-year, $75 million deal with Brooklyn Nets, Trey Burke and the Dallas Mavericks have agreed to a three-year deal worth roughly $10 million.

Alec Burks has agreed to a one-year, $6M deal to join the New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers and Justin Holiday have agreed to a three-year extension worth just over $18 million. Garrett Temple moved to Chicago Bulls on a one-year deal.

San Antonio Spurs and Jakob Poeltl have agreed to a three-year deal worth $27 million, while Milwaukee Bucks and Pat Connaughton have agreed to a two-year deal worth $8.3 million, Orlando Magic and James Ennis have agreed to a one-year deal.

The Los Angeles Clippers have come to terms with Marcus Morris on a new contract worth $64 million over four years, Washington Wizards is close to deal with Robin Lopez and signed Davis Bertans and Anthony Gill to a contract.