Zaire Wade, the 19-year-old son of NBA legend Dwyane Wade, was drawn in tenth position by the Salt Lake City Stars in the 2021 G-League Draft and will be able to prove himself in the development league in the coming season. Lance Stephenson is also trying to make a comeback there.
The joy in the Wade house was enormous, after the pick of the stars became official, even if a commitment from Zaire to the Utah Jazz G-League team had already been expected in the past few weeks. Father Dwyane Wade owns shares in jazz.
His son ran for the Sierra Canyon High School on the side of LeBron James’ son Bronny and then played for the Brewster Academy. He decided against going to college and will try his hand at the G-League instead.
In the 2021 draft, a few more prominent names took place on Saturday. With the 13th pick, the Grand Rapids Gold, the G-League team of the Denver Nuggets, decided for Lance Stephenson. The former Pacers and Lakers star is trying to make a comeback after he last played in the NBA in 2018/19 and then made a stop in China.
The 31-year-old has played 508 games in nine years in the Association, in which he played 8.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists at 44.4 percent from the field and 31.5 percent from downtown.
Brandon Knight also wants to give his career in the G-League a new boost, the Pistons’ former lottery pick will in future appear for the Sioux Falls Skyforce (Heat). LiAngelo Ball, the brother of NBA stars Lonzo and LaMelo, will play for the Charlotte Hornets’ farm team as expected in the upcoming G-League season. The Greensboro Swarm pulled the 22-year-old in 14th place.