Deal Completed Ahead of 2021 NBA 2K League Draft in Exchange for 4th Overall Pick, 39th Overall Pick and Future First-Round Pick
DETROIT, Mich. – The Pistons Gaming Team announced today that the club has acquired standout point guard Ethan “Radiant” White from 76ers GC, in addition to the 49th overall pick in the upcoming 2021 NBA 2K League Draft, as well as a future third-round pick. In exchange, Pistons GT will send the 4th overall pick in the 2021 draft, 39th overall pick and a future first-round pick.
Throughout the 2020 season, Radiant posted averages of 30.7 points and 7.0 assists, finishing 2nd in the league in total points and 9th in total assists. A 22-year-old native of Battle Creek, Michigan, Radiant was an MVP finalist during the 2019 2K League season. Radiant made his 2K League debut in 2018 as he was drafted 14th overall by 76ers GC.
“We are excited to add a player of Radiant’s caliber to the Pistons GT Roster,” said Adam Rubin, Pistons GT General Manager. “Having competed against Ethan for three seasons, it’s time to bring him home to Michigan and pair him with one of the best players in 2k in Ramo. We are confident these two elite players will help Pistons GT achieve its goal of making the playoffs this season.”
Pistons GT is entering its fourth season in the NBA 2K League and is one of 23 franchises participating in the league in 2020. Pistons GT most recently appeared in the postseason appearance in 2018. The team is led by 2018 NBA 2K League Coach of the Year Duane Burton and general manager Adam Rubin. The NBA 2K League is the first official esports league operated by a U.S. professional sports league. Through the 2020 NBA 2K League season, 2K League broadcasts on Twitch were up 69% YoY in average unique viewers per stream, up 48% YoY in average minute audience per stream, and up 55% YoY in average minutes watched per stream as compared to the 2019 season. NBA 2K League content has generated more than 441 million video views across all NBA and NBA 2K League social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Twitch and YouTube).