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Pistons purchase Suns' G League team, will move it to Detroit

The Phoenix Suns' G League team is no more.

The Suns and Pistons announced Wednesday that Detroit agreed to buy the Northern Arizona Suns. The plan is to move the team to Detroit for the 2021-22 season. 

The rebranded team will play in an arena that's currently under construction at Wayne State University. 

Detroit's affiliation with the Grand Rapids Drive will run through the 2020-21 season, and the Suns will continue to operate the Northern Arizona team through next season. 

The Northern Arizona team went 8-34 this season, ranking last in the Western Conference, before the campaign was ended due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

It's not clear how the Suns plan to replace their G League affiliate.

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. Although many think Boston sports fans are insufferable, Erin tries to see things from a neutral perspective. Her passion is hockey, and she believes defense wins championships. In addition to covering sports for Yardbarker, she covers Boston sports for NBC Sports Boston. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90

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