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Drive Acquire Orland Sanchez

October 22, 2018 - NBA G League (G League) - Grand Rapids Drive News Release

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Grand Rapids Drive, the Official NBA G League Affiliate of the Detroit Pistons, acquired Orlando Sanchez from the Available Player Pool Monday morning. Sanchez will be the 17th

player attending the Drive's 2018 Training Camp.

The St. John's product averaged 7.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.1 blocks per game during the 2013-14 season. After going undrafted in 2014, Sanchez signed with the New York Knicks and was waived after playing in one pre-season game. The 6'9 forward was then acquired by the Westchester Knicks as an Affiliate Player and competed in 33 games during the 2014-15 G League season. Sanchez averaged 9.1 points and 6.3 rebounds with Westchester before returning to the Dominican Republic in February of 2015.

An updated list of the team's training camp roster can be found below:

Drive Training Camp Roster

Detroit Pistons Two-Way Players: Keenan Evans, Zach Lofton

Affiliate Players: Scottie Lindsey, Johnny Hamilton

Returning Players: Speedy Smith, Jon Horford, Michael Bethea Jr. (via trade)

Drafted Players: Jovan Mooring, Micah Seaborn, Brandon Hollins, Elijah Brown, Keshawn Liggins

Open Tryout Players: Shep Garner, Randy Haynes, Todd Withers, Josh Simmons

Free Agent Players: Orlando Sanchez

The 2018-19 NBA G League season starts November 2, 2018. The Drive's full schedule can be found at NBAGrandRapids.com.


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