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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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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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Derek Willis signs deal with Detroit Pistons, plan is to play in Grand Rapids

Derek Willis, a 6-foot-9, 230-pound power forward from the University of Kentucky has signed a one-year deal to play for the Detroit Pistons. Those with knowledge of the signing believe that Willis will spend most of his time with the Grand Rapids Drive, the team’s affiliate in the NBA Gatorade League, after joining the parent […]