The Erie BayHawks won’t have combo guard Quincy Douby for the D-League playoffs as their former guard signed with the Toronto Raptors on Monday through 2010.
When I first talked with Douby when he came to Erie a month after being released by the Sacramento Kings, his mindset was to get back in the NBA asap. Can’t blame the guy. The Kings picked the former Rutgers guard in the first round of the 2006 draft.
After five games with the BayHawks in which he averaged 18 points, Douby was back in the NBA. The Raptors signed him to two 10-day contracts before signing him for the remainder of this season and next season.
The BayHawks added him to their playoff roster in hopes he may become available, but understand this. The D-League’s main objective is getting guys into the NBA.
So the league gets its wish when guys like Douby choose to play in it for a stint and use it a springboard to get back into the NBA.