Prepare For the Preseason

Friday, November 20, 2009

Sure, it's only one game long, but the NBA Development League preseason is here. The Erie BayHawks host the Fort Wayne Mad Ants tonight at Meadville High School in Meadville, Pa. Tipoff is schedule for 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6.

For more on the importance of the game, check out my guest post over at Here's a sampling:

Some of these players have passed on bigger contracts overseas to pursue their dream of an NBA call-up. Cliché as it sounds, these guys are playing for the love of the game because they don’t get much more than that. They play because basketball is what they know, and they know that the D-League gives them a shot to play in front of NBA scouts on a nightly basis. They play knowing that a shot at the big time is literally just a phone call away. READ THE FULL POST.

For those looking for even more analysis of the game, check out these links:
  • Ridiculous Upside's Jon L has a brief preview of tonight's preseason action in the D-League.
  • At, Duane Rankin writes about BayHawk guard Rod Wilmont facing his former team tonight and blogs about the projected starting five for tonight's game: Jarvis Gunter, Ivan Harris, Jackie Manuel, Oliver Lafayette, and Donell Taylor.
  • Want to read up on the competition? There are two Mad Ants blogs out there: the cleverly titled Martz Madness, run by account executive, and the (how can I put this nicely?) not-so-cleverly titled Potter's New Blog, run by team president Jeff Potter. Both provide good information on the team and take great pride in trying to one-up the other's blogging efforts.
  • And as always, don't forget to follow me on Twitter, where I often post links, breaking news, and some quick thoughts that don't always warrant a full blog post. You can also see my five-latest tweets streamed in the far right-hand column of the blog.


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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.

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