Now What?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The season is officially over. The BayHawks lost their opening round playoff game against the Colorado 14ers last night, bringing Erie’s inaugural NBDL campaign to a sudden close. That’s the danger of a one-and-done playoff system.

So, what’s next for the Erie BayHawks? Honestly, I don’t know. The nature of the D-League suggests that this team may look very differently when they start playing again next season.
As a quick refresher, the players on Erie’s roster (or any D-League player) are not signed to the BayHawks. D-League players don’t sign contracts with teams. They sign with the NBDL. Each D-League roster may consist of a maximum of 12 players, 10 (or fewer) being D-League players and two (or more) NBA players.

Rosters are composed of a combination of the previous years’ players, players taken in the D-league draft, allocation players, NBA team assignments and players from local tryouts.

When you factor in all of those variables, there’s really no telling who—if anyone—will be back playing for the BayHawks in 2009-10.

With that in mind, we’ll spend the next several days looking at the players who played for Erie this year and what they have to offer if they do return next season.


Post a Comment

About this blog/blogger

Blog Talk BayHawk is an unofficial Erie BayHawks blog covering the NBA D-League. It features opinions and information about the NBADL and the Erie BayHawks. Blog Talk BayHawk is written from a basketball fan’s perspective to fill In the gaps left by professional journalists’ coverage of BayHawks basketball and the Erie professional basketball scene.

Matt Hubert is a 25-year-old writer and basketball fanatic born and raised in Erie, Pa. He graduated from Mercyhurst College in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in English and a dual concentration in writing and creative writing. Matt's not wavering from his stance as a lifelong Los Angeles Lakers fan, but he will cover the BayHawks' NBA affiliates in Cleveland and Toronto when it makes sense to do so throughout the year.

Twitter Updates

    follow me on Twitter


    A Proud Erie Blogger