While the Nuggets and Grant seem to share a mutual interest in a reunion, he is also said to be on the radar of the Detroit Pistons, Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns.
His contract option for next season is worth around $9.3 million, Singer noted.
“I’m definitely looking forward to it,” Grant told reporters when asked about the offseason. “We’ll see how it goes.”
Grant drew praise from Nuggets coach Michael Malone and teammates after a strong performance in the Western Conference Finals. The Nuggets were eliminated by the Los Angeles Lakers in five games.
Grant averaged 21.0 points and 4.7 rebounds in the final three games of the series. A source told Singer that Grant could command between $14 million and $16 million per season on the open market.
Reiterating: If the Nuggets are aggressive in retaining Jerami Grant, he should remain in DEN. They've said, publicly, many times they want to keep him.
Aggressive means a 4-year deal averaging b/w $14-16M per year.
I don't think an extra 1M from DET does anything for him.
— Mike Singer (@msinger) October 15, 2020