Grant passed health and safety protocols Sunday and will be allowed to travel with Team USA to Tokyo ahead of the Olympic Games, Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com reports. The news is a welcome development for the American squad, which recently had Kevin Love withdraw from the roster and remains without three players who are currently participating in the NBA Finals. Grant should be available to play when the United States plays its first game in Tokyo on July 25 versus France.
Grant entered COVID-19 protocols at Team USA camp on Thursday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Both Grant and Bradley Beal are currently in protocols, and it remains to be seen how much time each will miss. Charania notes that Grant has not tested positive for COVID-19, which is likely an encouraging sign with the start of Olympic play just over a week away. Even so, it's possible Grant's status for the start of the Olympics could be impacted. The Pistons forward went for two rebounds and three blocks in eight minutes of action during Tuesday's exhibition victory over Argentina.
Grant (knee) is out for Sunday's contest against the Heat. Grant played in just one game from April 29 onward, and he last appeared in three consecutive games back in early April. Aside from the late-season absences, Grant's debut season with the Pistons can be viewed as a success from an individual standpoint. He established himself as someone capable of being more than a role player. In 33.9 minutes per game, Grant averaged 22.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.1 blocks.
Grant (knee) is out Friday against the Nuggets. Grant will sit for a third straight game as he continues to deal with right knee soreness. After Friday, he has just one more chance to play. The Pistons' final game is Sunday against the Heat.
Grant (knee) will not be available for Tuesday's game against Minnesota. Grant was able to start and play 24 minutes against the Sixers on Saturday, but he was promptly rested Sunday against Chicago, and that will again be the case Tuesday. With plenty of lottery positioning still at stake over the final week of the season, it's very possible that Grant is held out of all three of Detroit's games.
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