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Posted: November 5th, 2009
BayHawks land Taylor with first pick, Aminu in draft-day trade….
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The Erie BayHawks' first-round pick, Donell Taylor, left, played two seasons for the Washington Wizards.

Dea- day trades are always so zany, especially in a league few people ever keep track of them occurring.

I mean, how many people really knew the D-League did these type of things?

The Erie BayHawks not only drafted Donell Taylor with the second overall pick in Thursday’s D-League Draft, but they pulled off a trade in which they got Georgia Tech big man Alade Aminu for a player off their allocation list, forward Rob Kurz of Notre Dame.


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Alade Aminu played for the Washington Wizards in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas this summer.

Fort Wayne essentially drafted Aminu for Erie so they could trade him to the BayHawks for Kurz, who was in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ preseason camp. The Cavaliers waived him last month.

Now Kurz was not on the allocation list the BayHawks released when they released their list of players invited to training camp earlier this week. Only guard Cedric Jackson of Cleveland State was on the list.

The whole things is rather peculiar to say the least, the BayHawks did pull off the deal. With Aminu, the Cavaliers have a rebounder and shot blocker and Taylor does offer stability and experience as he played two seasons for the Washington Wizards.

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