Sure, we all know that the Cavs have their very own (okay, shared) team within the D-League. But typically, this has been a place for the Billy Thomas’ of the world to hang out and chuck up threes. Now, it appears that Danny Ferry is using this teamto his advantage; placing players on the Bayhawks that will allow for development (so that’s what the “D” stands for).
Cleveland general manager Danny Ferry said when the Cavaliers work out players in preparing for the draft, they ask them how they’d handle numerous situations.
Since the Cavaliers value the D-League, they talk to players about if they mind playing in it. Ferry said [Darnell] Jackson, who is from Midwest City, Okla., was open to it.
As Matt Moore points out, we currently have a team that is making a run for a title. These sort of situations do not allow for a lot of time for rookies to mature on the court. Placing them in Erie may be the best for their long-term benefit, as well as that of the Cavaliers. While I’m not necessarily on board with sending J.J. Hickson there as well, I would totally understand if he was a Bayhawk for the first few months of the season.