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.
“Having an NBA G League team near our new performance center will be an advantage for our front office, our coaching staff and our young players. It will also generate more economic activity in the area and serve as a catalyst for additional development.” - Tom Gores— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) July 29, 2020
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.