LeBron James and Anthony Davis won’t play with Jerami Grant on the same roster. Wonder why? He doesn’t want to be the No.3 option for the Los Angeles Lakers. Simple as that. Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka was set to go after the talented player, but Grant has different plans for his future.
Recent reports have revealed that the Lakers have given up on the idea of getting Grant through a trade deal. Several NBA teams showed great interest for the Detroit Pistons player. Pelinka’s team was definitely on the list. Well, Grant is no longer an option for the purple and gold.
LeBron and Davis to move on without Jerami Grant
Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report reported that the Lakers gave up on the young star just because he didn’t want to be the third Laker behind AD and LeBron. We can definitely understand that. Grant had his own reasons to make such comment. Shaquille O’Neal may not agree on this one, but Russell Westbrook is definitely the No.3 player for the Lakers right now. Pelinka traded three players to get him for this particular reason.
“I’ve actually heard Lakers have passed on Jerami Grant. He doesn’t want to play a tertiary role behind Bron/AD,” Pincus said on a recent episode of the NBA Chat podcast.
Grant has shown insane skills on the basketball court. The Pistons have won many games with the help of their young star. If you ask the young player, he will say that the Pistons give him everything he wants and needs on the court. He wants to stay in Detroit, and the Lakers can’t do anything about it. And they won’t.
Pelinka and his assistants have been linked to many players around league. Trading Westbrook away is one of the options, but the front office may give him a chance to prove his worth. Broddie struggles to shoot and Lakers fans are a bit frustrated. Several analysts have suggested that the Lakers should call the Rockets and send Westbrook straight to Houston. John Wall will come to LA through the same deal. Houston doesn’t want Westbrook, but they want to get rid of Wall. This trade would give Westbrook a chance to seek his next home somewhere else.