Bond, spirit to lead Drive in 2019-2020

Posted at 1:08 AM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 01:08:51-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The Grand Rapids Drive returns just three players from last season's team that qualified for the G League playoffs and will feature many new faces.

The team held media day on Wednesday.

"I love the goofiness," said Todd Withers, one of the three returners. "When we are on the court, we handle business, but I love the energy of the guys when we come back to the locker room. Everybody is goofy, everybody is real cool. No cliques. We are all real tight, and we are all a nice little family."

Each franchise gets two, two-way players. For the Drive, they are forward Louis King and guard Jordan Bone.

"What I like about this group is nobody likes to lose. It is a super competitive group," Bone said. "We still have a ways to go to be the team that we want to be. I think it is really important to have a group of guys that just competes super hard and do whatever it takes to win."

The Drive begin the season November 8 against the Raptors 905 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The home opener is Friday, November 15, against the Swarm at the DeltaPlex.