Our #21Teamsin21Days series will highlight one NBA 2K League team each day, in alphabetical order, reviewing each team’s 2018 season, while also taking a look at each teams outlook in 2019, including the four new expansion franchises.
Team: Pistons GT
2018 Head Coach: Duane Burton
2018 Regular Season Record/Finish: 9-5 / 3rd in the regular season
2018 Season Accolades: Made the playoffs and advanced to the semifinals of both THE TIPOFF and THE TICKET tournament
Protected Players for 2019 Season: iiNsaniTTy, Joseph The Truth
Pistons GT exploded onto the scene in their inaugural NBA 2K League season with an appearance in THE TIPOFF Semifinals. They would go on to win four of their next 5 regular season games and become one of the most consistent squads throughout the year. Led by MVP finalist Lets Get It Ramo (19.8 PPG / 9.6 RPG), Pistons GT would make another appearance in THE TICKET semis and finish third in the standings with a 9-5 overall record. However, Pistons GT’s dream of an NBA 2K League title fell short as Heat Check Gaming knocked them off in the playoffs.
With iiNsaniTTy and Joseph The Truth returning, Pistons GT will look to build on their strong showing in Season 1. iiNsaniTTY can score as he averaged 14.0 points, while Joseph The Truth is one of the top big men in the league that provides robust defense and rebounding. The squad from Detroit also has two first round picks in the 2019 draft, including the No. 4 overall selection after trading Lets Get It Ramo to Pacers Gaming. Pistons GT will look to pair iiNsaniTTy and Joseph The Truth with their upcoming draft class in likes of another big run in 2019.