Grand Rapids Gold Acquire NBA Veteran Lance Stephenson for 2021-22 NBA G League Season

By Grand Rapids Gold | October 25, 2021

Stephenson was Gold’s first round pick during 2021 NBA G League Draft

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (October 23, 2021)The Grand Rapids Gold, the NBA G League affiliate of the Denver Nuggets, have acquired NBA veteran Lance Stephenson to its roster for the 2021-22 NBA G League season. Stephenson, who last appeared in the NBA during the 2018-19 season, was the Grand Rapids Gold’s first round pick during the 2021 NBA G League Draft.

“Stephenson has been a formidable player and fan-favorite during each of the nine seasons he’s played in the NBA,” shared Steve Jbara, president of the Grand Rapids Gold. “This is a big win for our team and for our fans, and it further solidifies our efforts to elevate all aspects of our basketball operations during the upcoming season.”

Lance Stephenson played 68 games with the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2018-19 season, averaging 7.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.1 assists. He is also well-known for his time with the Indianapolis Pacers and the Charlotte Hornets.

For media-related inquires and interview requests, contact Gwen Vryhof Bultema at or 616-536-1400. For more information on the Grand Rapids Gold, visit

About the NBA G League
The NBA’s official minor league, the NBA G League prepares players, coaches, officials, trainers and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring a total of 29 teams with 28 teams having direct affiliations with NBA franchises ahead of the 2020-21 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family friendly atmosphere. A record 45% of all NBA players at the start of the 2020-21 season boasted NBA G League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA Cares programs.


About the Grand Rapids Gold
The Grand Rapids Gold are a member of the NBA G League and affiliated with the Denver Nuggets. The organization is committed to providing an elite level of basketball to the West Michigan community, while also investing in and contributing to the West Michigan community. The team is owned by SSJ Group LLC. For more information about the organization, visit and follow the team on its social media channels.

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