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Bronson Koenig
Pos:G
Ht:6-3
High School:
College:Wisconsin
NBA:
Kenneth  Smith
Pos:G
Ht:6-3
High School:
College:Louisianna Tech
NBA:
KJ McDaniels
Pos:G
Ht:6-6
High School:
College:Clemson
NBA:76ers, Rockets, Nets, Raptors
Zeke Upshaw
Pos:F
Ht:6'6
High School:
College:Hofstra
NBA:
Marcus Thornton
Pos:G
Ht:6-4
High School:
College:LSU
NBA:7 teams
Dwight Buycks
Pos:G
Ht:6-3
High School:
College:Marquette
NBA:Pistons
Jon Horford
Pos:C
Ht:6-10
High School:
College:Michigan/Florida
NBA:
Marcus Simmons
Pos:G
Ht:6'4
High School:
College:USC
NBA:
Jamel Morris
Pos:G
Ht:6-4
High School:
College:Fairmont State
NBA:
Derek Willis
Pos:F
Ht:6-9
High School:
College:Kentucky
NBA:
Landry Nnoko
Pos:C
Ht:6-10
High School:
College:Clemson
NBA:
Luis Montero
Pos:G
Ht:6-7
High School:
College:Westchester CC
NBA:
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Drive drop first three of 4-game road trip

The Grand Rapids Drive (14-19) have lost the first three games of their 4-game western road trip after falling to Texas Legends, Austin Spurs and Salt Lake City Stars. Texas beat the Drive 146-114 32-point victory was the largest this season for Texas Marcus Thornton led the Drive with 23 points Derek Willis put up […]

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Buycks signs with Pistons, Drive make quick moves on Felder, Hearn & Montero

There was a good chance that this was going to happen. When Dwight Buycks and the Detroit Pistons agreed to a 2-way contract before the start of the season (9/17/17), it came with some qualifiers. One of those qualifiers was that Buycks could only spend 45 days with the club before having to be signed, […]

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Maine claws back for late victory ending Drive’s 4-game winning streak

The Maine Red Claws cooked up a late rally with 32 points in the fourth quarter  to beat the Grand Rapid Drive 97-90 at the DeltaPlex on Friday night. L.J. Peak scored 24 points off the bench to lead the Red Claws, who had six players reach double-digit scoring. Grand Rapids didn’t fare as well […]

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New faces lead Grand Rapids Drive to 5 wins in 6 games

The Grand Rapids Drive may have leveled out the roller coaster ride that is their 2017-18 season. The Drive and Detroit Pistons officially announced Ryan Kruger would ditch the interim tag on December 7th, taking on the head coaching duties for the remainder of the season from Robert Werdann, who returned to his position as […]

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Drive sweep weekend of games, try to thin the Herd tonight

Let’s hope this a sign of things to come. This past weekend, the Grand Rapids Drive won back-to-back games against the Delaware 87ers and Fort Wayne Mad Ants, improving to 9-10 overall, heading into tonight’s matchup with division co-leader Wisconsin Herd (10-6). Friday night here in Beer City, the Drive received a career-high 37 points […]

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Former Drive guard Bruce Massey taking his game to Nova Scotia

Former Grand Rapids Drive guard Bruce Massey signed with the Cape Breton Highlanders of the National Basketball League of Canada this week. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound native of Nashville played in college at Middle Tennessee State University and has suited up in the NBA G League for the past three seasons. In 63 career G League games, including 25 for […]

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Grand Rapids Drive news (Dec. 7- Dec. 13)

Last week, we compared the Grand Rapids Drive’s 2017-18 season as a roller coaster. This past week has been a microcosm of the season as a whole, unexpected twists and turns throughout the ride. Dec. 7th: The Drive announced interim coach Ryan Krueger would take over head coaching duties on a full-time basis. Rob Werdann is to […]

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Grand Rapids Drive continue up-and-down ride

Four wins. Eight losses. Two wins. One loss. The 2017-18 season has been a rollercoaster for the Grand Rapids Drive (6-9) so far. Friday night, they can flip the switch and turn their season around when they host the defending NBA G League champions Raptors 905 at the DeltaPlex. This past Friday night, the Drive followed […]

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Former Wolverine Jon Horford to join Grand Rapids Drive next week

The Grand Rapids Drive have traded for the returning player rights to former Michigan Wolverines forward Jon Horford in a deal with the Canton Charge. Horford will join the team next week. The NBA G League affiliates of the Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers agreed that the returning rights to Ramon Harris would be sent form […]

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Drive end 8-game losing streak in front of Dennis Rodman

The Grand Rapids Drive welcomed former Detroit Pistons Bad Boy Dennis Rodman to the DeltaPlex on Thursday night and put on a defensive effort to beat the Lakeland Magic, 90-80, to end their 8-game losing streak. Zeke Upshaw’s 25 points off the bench and Luis Montero‘s 11 points and 16 reboundsled the Drive, who move […]

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Grand Rapids Drive welcome Dennis Rodman to Beer City tonight

Former Bad Boy and Detroit Pistons forward Dennis Rodman is scheduled to appear at tonight’s NBA G League matchup between the Grand Rapids Drive and the Lakeland Magic. Rodman will be signing autographs for season ticket holders and delivering the game ball prior to tip-off. Tonight is also $2 beer and $2 hot dog night at the […]

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Drive lose 6th straight game

The Grand Rapids Drive (4-6) are stuck in traffic. They’ve been there for three weeks. After a win over the Westchester Knicks to move the team to 4-0 for the first time in franchise history, the Drive seem to be stuck in neutral. Friday night, the Sioux Falls Skyforce (4-4) beat the Drive 121-116 handing Grand Rapids their […]

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Red Claws snip Drive’s chance at ending losing streak

The Grand Rapids Drive were hoping to put an end to their two-game losing streak but the Maine Red Claws had other ideas and held off a late surge for the 99-96 win on Thursday night. Jabari Bird and LJ Peak each scored 23 points for Maine and Trey Davis added 21 points off the […]

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Will Drive return to winning ways after two straight losses?

The Grand Rapids Drive (4-2) opened the season with four straight victories, the first three (Erie, Raptors, Windy City) of them at home and a road win (Westchester). Now, they’ve lost their last two (Long Island, Lakeland) on the road. The Drive can put an end to their losing streak and get back in the win […]

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Grand Rapids Drive move to 3-0 after trade for Bronson Koenig

How good does it feel to be at the top? We’ll have to ask the NBA G League affiliate of the Detroit Pistons. The Grand Rapids Drive are off to their first 3-0 start in franchise history after winning all three games during their opening homestand of the 2017-18 season. After their one-point opening night […]

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Derek Willis hits buzzer-beater to seal Drive’s first win in G League

Grand Rapids, MI — Derek Willis tipped in Dwight Buycks’ missed three-pointer as time expired to give the Grand Rapids Drive (1-0) a season-opening win over the Erie BayHawks (0-1) by an 86-85 margin. Buycks led the Drive with 21 points and 12 rebounds, Luis Montero had 14 points and 11 boards, and Landry Nnoko […]

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Kyle Randall, former CMU guard, in training camp with Memphis Hustle

It may have been awhile since those of us here in West Michigan have heard the name Kyle Randall. But, there’s a possibility you’ll be hearing his name a lot more in the near future. He’s currently in training camp with the Memphis Hustle of the NBA G League. Randall played for the Central Michigan University […]

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Grand Rapids Drive add 7’1 Ronnie Aguilar to roster

The Grand Rapids Drive have added Ronnie Aguilar from the available player pool.  The official NBA G League affiliate of the Detroit Pistons adds Aguilar, the 7-foot-1, 250-pound center from Colorado State, to their training camp roster of 16. At CSU, Aguilar appeared in 36 contests and averaged 2.7 points and 2.2 blocks per game. Undrafted […]

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MSU’s Alvin Ellis in camp with G League’s Rio Grande Valley Vipers

Alvin Ellis, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound guard from Michigan State, is in training camp with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA G League. Rio Grande Valley is the Gatorade League affiliate of the NBA’s Houston Rockets. Ellis played four seasons for coach Tom Izzo and the Spartans including 36 games as a freshman in 2013-14. […]

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Ty Ellis, former Drive assistant coach, named assistant coach for Phoenix Suns

Ty Ellis, a former assistant coach for the Grand Rapids Drive, has been called up to the NBA by the Phoenix Suns. Ellis, who once sat on the bench as an assistant coach under head coach Otis Smith here in Beer City, USA, was named the head coach of the Suns’ NBA G League affiliate […]

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