Now that the NBA Draft is in the rear view mirror and the free agent frenzy continues to unfold, the summer league is just getting underway. Typically a common ground for false hopes and overachieving, the summer league allows fans and scouts alike to (hopefully) find that Josh Cribbs like player; but obviously a basketball version. While recent draft selection J.J. Hickson will definitely don the summer wine and gold, there is a name that has caught many of fans off guard: Robert “Tractor” Traylor.
Traylor had two stints with the Cavaliers; one back in 2000, and the second in 2004. He was a fan favorite thanks to his energy off of the bench. And let’s face it. It is a lot of fun watching someone of his size running coast to coast and finishing strong. If he were 6’2″ and 190 lbs, he would be an everyday, run-of-the-mill player. But not Traylor. He’s the “Tractor.”