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Detroit Pistons’ Jerami Grant (knee) returning Saturday

Apr 26, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant (9) holds the ball while defended by Atlanta Hawks forward Onyeka Okongwu (17) during the third quarter at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant, who has missed the last four games with a sore right knee, will return to the lineup Saturday against the host Philadelphia 76ers, according to Yahoo Sports.

Grant, who hasn’t played since April 26, is expected to miss Detroit’s home game Thursday against the Memphis Grizzlies.

After acquiring Grant from the Denver Nuggets last Nov. 22 in a sign-and-trade for 2015 second-round pick Nikola Radicevic and cash considerations, the Pistons signed him to a three-year, $60 million deal.

Grant, 27, is averaging a career-high 22.5 points per game along with 4.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 53 games (all start) this season.

The 39th pick of the 2014 NBA Draft by the 76ers, Grant spent his first two NBA seasons with Philadelphia, which traded him to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Ersan Ilyasova and a 2020 first round draft pick on Nov. 1, 2016.

In 507 career games (222 starts) with Philadelphia, Oklahoma City (2016-19), Denver (2019-20) and Detroit, Grant has averaged 10.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists while shooting 45.6 percent from the field and 34.8 percent from beyond the arc.

The Pistons (19-47) have the worst record in the Eastern Conference and the second-worst mark in the league ahead of only the Houston Rockets (16-49).

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