Earlier this week the Pistons G-League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive, complete a three-team trade with the Erie Bayhawks (of the Atlanta Hawks) and the Oklahoma City Blue. (of the Oklahoma City Thunder)
The Drive received the returning player rights of Raphiel Putney from Erie and Daniel Hamilton from OKC. They also received OKC’s first round pick this year.
ICYMI: We completed a trade with the @ErieBayHawks earlier this week and received the rights to 6’10 forward @RRPUTNEY3! #WeAreGR pic.twitter.com/Jvf1ObRcjn
— Grand Rapids Drive (@grdrive) September 20, 2018
ICYMI: We completed a trade with the @okcblue earlier this week and received the rights to 6’7 guard Daniel Hamilton! #WeAreGR pic.twitter.com/vM1ehZuE1H
— Grand Rapids Drive (@grdrive) September 19, 2018
In exchange, the Drive sent last years standout center Landry Nnoko and its own first-round pick to Erie and the returning player rights of KJ McDaniels to OKC.
McDaniels and Nnoko were both standouts last season as the drive made their fist ever playoff apperance, but return an athletic wing and athletic forward in Hamilton and Putney. Nnoko was thought by some to have some (including me) chance at landing a two-way deal.