INDIANAPOLIS – Pacers Gaming, the NBA 2K League team owned by Pacers Sports & Entertainment, made its first-ever trade Thursday, moving its first-round pick (fourth overall selection) in the 2019 Draft in exchange for power forward Ramo Radoncic (Lets Get It Ramo) of Pistons GT.
Ramo (pronounced RAH-mo) was the fifth overall selection in the 2018 NBA 2K League Draft and averaged 19.9 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists for Pistons GT, who were 9-5 in the regular season this year and lost in the first round of the playoffs to Heat Check Gaming. Ramo played once against Pacers Gaming this season and scored 21 points, had nine rebounds and recorded six assists in a 69-63 loss to the Pacers.
“Ramo gives us an elite-level player who proved himself as a top 5 MVP candidate throughout the first season of the NBA 2K League,” said Pacers Head Coach and Director of Esports Operations Cody Parrent. “We believe his in-game skill, competitive mentality, and character will mesh well with the foundation we are building here in Indianapolis.”
In early September Pacers Gaming named WoLF 74 (Bryant Colon) and Swizurk (Nicolas Grech) as the two “protected” players from the NBA 2K League expansion draft. WoLF was the team’s top pick last year, selected 13th overall in the first round, and Swizurk was taken 22nd overall in the second round.
Pacers Gaming finished its season in the inaugural year of the NBA 2K League with an 8-13 overall record, including a 5-9 regular-season mark.