Club Uses Retainer on Joseph “Joseph” Marrero and Devin “DevGoss” Gossett
DETROIT, Mich. – The Pistons Gaming Team announced today that the club has retained Joseph “Joseph” Marrero for the upcoming 2020 NBA 2K League season. Pistons GT earlier used its right to retain Devin “DevGoss” Gossett as well.
The club’s roster now stands at three heading into the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft as Marrero and Gossett join Ramo “Ramo” Radoncic. Pistons GT traded with Pacers Gaming for Radoncic on Oct. 18, 2019.
Marrero, a center, was selected by Pistons GT in the sixth round (98th overall) of the 2018 NBA 2K League Draft and has now been retained for two-straight seasons. The New York native averaged 12.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.6 steals in 16 regular season games in 2019. He recorded the first triple-double in team history after scoring 18 points, a league-record 29 rebounds and 14 assists in a win against Heat Check Gaming in 2019.
“We are ecstatic to be bringing back Joseph for year three. Having drafted Joseph in the sixth round of the inaugural league draft and watching him grow to the player that he is today is a true testament to his work ethic and determination,” said Rubin. “We look forward to building around Joseph, Ramo and Devin for season three.”
Gossett, a small forward, was acquired in a trade with Hawks Talon GC on May 13, 2019. The Orlando native posted regular season averages of 15.0 points, 4.0 assists and 1.8 steals in 16 combined appearances for the two clubs a year ago. In 12 total games with Pistons GT, Gossett led the team in scoring six times and in passing four times. He erupted for 32 points, 11 rebounds and nine steals in the win over Heat Check Gaming, and is the only player in NBA 2K League history to also have been a coach in the league after coaching Magic Gaming in 2018.
“Devin brings a unique perspective that no other player in the league can offer having also been a head coach in the first year of the league and playing in season two,” Rubin said. “Having his versatility and desire to win will be instrumental for us this season.”
Pistons GT is entering its third season in the NBA 2K League and is one of 23 franchises participating in the league in 2020. Pistons GT made one postseason appearance in 2018 and is headed 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. According to Newzoo, the global esports audience will reach 453.8 million in 2020 and will generate revenues of $1.1 billion. NBA 2K League content has generated more than 306 million video views across all NBA and NBA 2K League social media platforms, while the league and its 23 teams have more than 2.0 million combined followers on those platforms.