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Posted: December 29th, 2012

The Erie BayHawks were part of the top two plays of the D-League Top 5 Plays of the Week for Dec. 17-24.

No. 2. Mychel Thompson’s reverse lay up at Springfield. The BayHawks won 127-119.

No. 1. Boston Celtics rookie 7-footer Fab Melo blocked a D-League single-game record 14 shots for the Maine Red Claws against BayHawks. Erie won the game, 85-78.

Me personally, the best play of them all is No. 3: JaJuan Johnson, who used to play for the Boston Celtics, served up a facial on Melo.

Nasty.

Posted: December 13th, 2012

Erie BayHawks forward Mychel Thompson did his best to keep up with how his younger brother fared against the defending NBA champions.

“I couldn’t watch it because it wasn’t on here, but I saw it online,” Thompson said.

Klay Thompson was known for his ability to shoot coming out of Washington State. Now a second-year NBA guard, Thompson has arguably become Golden State’s best player as evidence of his play in Wednesday night’s 97-95 win at Miami.

Thompson had 27 points, seven rebounds, four assists and defended three-time NBA MVP LeBron James on the game’s final play. James missed a fading jumper at the buzzer.

On the season, the 6-foot, 7-inch, 205-pound Thompson is averaging 16.4 points for the 15-7 Warriors.

“It’s from putting in a lot of hard work over the summer,” said Thompson about his brother. Their dad is former NBA player Mychal Thompson. “He’s always had the talent. Can shoot. So he worked on other parts of his game. He’s really showing improvement.”

http://youtu.be/F2p2dzXZUf0

Posted: November 30th, 2012

The Erie BayHawks haven’t played a game in a week. That’s been a good thing for D.J. Kennedy.

In last Friday night’s 109-100 win at Fort Wayne, Kennedy took a hard fall on his back on a drive to the basket with 7 minutes, 26 seconds left in the third quarter. Going up for a layup, Kennedy got fouled by JaJuan Johnson, who was trying to block the shot.

Go to the 1:32.04 mark of the replay to see the foul.

Kennedy said earlier this week he expects to play tonight at 7:30 at Canton, but said he could have played had Erie played earlier this week. Erie (1-0) will play the Charge (0-3) again in a back-to-back Saturday in its home opener.

“I would have just prepared myself to play,” Kennedy said. “I wouldn’t have known until I really got out there if I could play, but if I can’t be effective, I’m not going to risk it.”

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Posted: November 22nd, 2012

The Erie BayHawks start their 2012-13 D-League season Friday night at Fort Wayne with a new head coach in Gene Cross. The former Notre Dame assistant replaced Jay Larranaga, who left to become an assistant for the Boston Celtics.

Posted: November 22nd, 2012

Here’s first-year Erie BayHawks head coach Gene Cross talking about key players heading into Friday night’s season opener at Fort Wayne.

Posted: November 16th, 2012

The Erie BayHawks are scheduled to play two preseason games in a six-team jamboree hosted by the Texas Legends this weekend.

A week away from their Nov. 23 season opener at Fort Wayne, the BayHawks play Tulsa today and defending D-League champion Austin on Saturday. Both games are scheduled to start at 5 p.m. EST.

The BayHawks have 13 players on their training camp roster. The D-League affiliate of the New York Knicks must get its roster down to 10 by Nov. 21.

Posted: November 14th, 2012

The Erie BayHawks concluded their fifth day of training camp Wednesday at Penn State Behrend. The hybrid D-League affiliate of the New York Knicks opens the 2012-13 season Nov. 23 at Fort Wayne.

Posted: November 13th, 2012

Spots look slim right now. We’ve got a lot of situations going on. It’s hard to call it. People have to come ready to play.” — Tirrell Baines before training camp.

On my pre-snap look at the Erie BayHawks’ training camp roster before their first practice Saturday, I saw more than 17 players competing for 10 spots.

With the way the training roster was put together, you could pencil in certain guys to make the final 10-man roster for their season opener Nov. 23 at Fort Wayne.

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Posted: July 17th, 2012

Here’s a quick look at how current and former Erie BayHawks have fared so far in the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

Donald Sloan is averaging double figures for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas/Erie Times-News staff photo.

New York Knicks (Erie’s NBA hybrid affiliate) – SF Mychel Thompson (two games, 7.0 ppg., 20 3-PT%, 3.5 rpg., 0.5 assists per game); PF Kyle Goldcamp (two games, 4.0 ppg., 60 FG%, 4.0 rpg.)

Next game for Knicks – Today 4 p.m. vs. Denver Nuggets

Cleveland Cavaliers (Was Erie’s NBA affiliate) – PG Donald Sloan (two games, 13.5 ppg. 53.3 FG% 1.0 assists per game, 3.5 TOs a game); SG D.J. Kennedy (two games, 3 ppg., 33.3 FG%, 4.0 rpg., 0 assists); SG Garrett Temple (two games, 1.5 ppg., 12.5 FG%, 3 rpg., 0.5 apg)

Next game for Cavs – Today 8:30 p.m. vs. Phoenix Suns

D-League Select Team – C Chris Daniels (two games, 7 ppg., 54.5 FG, 4 rpg. 1 block a game)

Next game for D-League Select Team – 10 p.m. vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Charlotte Bobcats – SG Cory Higgins (two games, 9.0 ppg., 16.7 3-PT FG, 83.3 FT%., 2.5 rpg. 1.5 apg.)

Next game for Bobcats – Thursday 10:30 p.m. vs. Denver Nuggets

Posted: April 23rd, 2012

D.J. Kennedy

Here’s an interview Erie BayHawks point guard D.J. Kennedy did the day he joined the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday.

The Cavaliers will play their final home game Wednesday night against the Washington Wizards.

A 6-foot, 6-inch, 215-pound shooting guard out of St. John’s Kennedy joined BayHawks teammate Donald Sloan, who earlier this year signed with the Cavaliers for the rest of the season.

Cleveland also had BayHawks small forward Mychel Thompson at the start of this shortened 2011-12 season before waiving him in February.

Kennedy averaged 15.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 44 regular-season games. In the playoffs, the Pittsburgh native averaged 14.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists.

The Cavaliers were once an NBA affiliate of the BayHawks before Erie became hybrid partners with the New York Knicks.

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