Detroit Pistons Assign Henry Ellenson and Khyri Thomas to Grand Rapids Drive
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has assigned forward Henry Ellenson and guard Khyri Thomas to the Grand Rapids Drive, the team's NBA G League affiliate.
Ellenson, the 18th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, has played in 58 career NBA games and holds averages of 3.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and 8.3 minutes per game. In 23 career G League games, Ellenson has averaged 18.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists. In two games with the Drive last season, he averaged 29.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists.
Thomas, 6-3, 210, was drafted 38th overall in the 2018 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers and his draft rights were acquired by the Pistons for two future second-round picks. The Creighton University product averaged 15.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.4 steals as a junior last season. He shot 54% from the field and 41% from 3-point range last season and scored in double figures while shooting 50% or better from the field in 13 of his last 15 games. Thomas is a two-time Big East Defensive Player of the Year joining the likes of Allen Iverson, Alonzo Mourning, Dikembe Mutombo and Patrick Ewing. He won the award outright in 2017-18 and shared it with Josh Hart and Mikal Bridges of Villanova in 2016-17.
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