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Warriors Trade Seth Curry's D-League Rights To Erie BayHawks

The Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League have acquired the rights of guard Seth Curry in a trade with the Santa Cruz Warriors.

Curry signed a training camp deal with the Orlando Magic in the offseason.

In exchange for Curry’s rights, Erie will provide Santa Cruz a first round pick in the 2015 NBA D-League Draft and the rights to guard Scott Suggs.

Curry, younger brother of NBA star Stephen Curry, played three years at Duke University and went undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Magic Name Bill Peterson Head Coach Of BayHawks

The Orlando Magic have named Bill Peterson as head coach of its D-League team, the Erie BayHawks.

“We are excited to welcome Bill (Peterson) and his family,” said Hennigan. “Bill’s passion for teaching and development fit seamlessly into our vision of creating a culture of collaboration and synergy between the Orlando Magic and Erie Bayhawks. His wealth of knowledge and experience will help our players fulfill their ultimate basketball potential.”

"When speaking with Bill, it's clear that he’s committed to developing our players and has a strong desire to win," said BayHawks majority owner Steve Demetriou. "We're looking forward to him becoming a part of the Erie community and leading our team as we begin our new affiliation with the Orlando Magic."

Peterson spent six seasons as an assistant coach with the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks from 2007-13. Before joining the Bucks, he served as associate head coach at Colorado State University for seven seasons (2000-07).

Via RealGM Staff Report

Magic, BayHawks Enter Single Affiliation Partnership

The Orlando Magic, Erie BayHawks, and the NBA Development League announced that the Magic and BayHawks have entered into a three-year single affiliation partnership beginning with the 2014-15 NBA D-League season. Orlando becomes the record 16th NBA team to have a one-to-one affiliation with an NBA D-League team.

The partnership, also referred to as a “hybrid affiliation,” is the eighth of its kind in the NBA D-League and allows an NBA team to control the NBA D-League team’s basketball operations, while the existing local ownership maintains primary responsibility for the team’s off-the-court business operations and community initiatives.

“We are looking forward to a mutually beneficial partnership with the BayHawks,” said Orlando Magic Chief Executive Officer Alex Martins. “We feel this hybrid relationship will further assist our efforts in regards to developing NBA talent, while providing Erie with a team they can be proud of.  I would like to thank Steve Demetriou. His vision and values fit very well with ours and we are excited about this exclusive affiliation.”

Via RealGM Staff Report

Magic To Enter Into Single-Affiliate Relationship With Bayhawks

The Orlando Magic will enter a single-affiliation hybrid relationship with the Erie BayHawks of the D-League.

An official announcement is not expected until late May as the parties finalize details. The Magic will run basketball ops and the ownership will handle business operations and community relations.

Orlando has wanted to run a D-League team, and when the Knicks ended their relationship with Erie, the Magic began talks with BayHawks ownership.

Via Jeff Zillgitt/USA Today

Erie Releases Chris Smith

The Erie Bayhawks have released Chris Smith.

Smith began the season with the New York Knicks under controversial circumstances as the younger brother of J.R. Smith.

Prior to his release, a source says that Smith had already left the team due to having issue with his playing time.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Knicks Assign Toure' Murry, Jeremy Tyler, Cole Aldrich To D-League

The New York Knicks have assigned Toure' Murry, Jeremy Tyler and Cole Aldrich to the Erie BayHawks of the NBA D-League.

Murry, Tyler and Aldrich will practice with Erie on Wednesday and will be re-called to the Knicks on Thursday.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Legends Acquire Fab Melo, Send Daniel Orton To Red Claws In Trade

The Texas Legends have acquired the rights of Fab Melo in a four-team trade that sent Daniel Orton and Tyler Brown to the Maine Red Claws, the teams announced on Wednesday.

As additional components of the trade, the Erie BayHawks have traded Mustafa Shakur to the Tulsa 66ers and have received Sean Singletary from Texas.

Melo went to training camp with the Dallas Mavericks in October while Orton played 22 regular season games for the Philadelphia 76ers this season.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Knicks Sign Jeremy Tyler, Waive Chris Smith

The New York Knicks have signed forward Jeremy Tyler of the Erie BayHawks, and waived guard Chris Smith.

Tyler, 6-10, 250-pounds, has averaged 18.0 points, on 47.8-percent shooting, and 10.2 rebounds over 31.0 minutes in six games (all starts) with the BayHawks. He originally signed with New York on Aug. 6, after playing for the Knicks’ entry in NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, NV, and was waived on Oct. 25 while recovering from a broken right fifth metatarsal. 

Smith, 6-0, 200-pounds, signed with New York on Sep. 10, and appeared in two games, playing two minutes. He was assigned to Erie on Nov. 18, where he played six games before being recalled on Dec. 17.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Knicks May Re-Sign Jeremy Tyler

The New York Knicks are discussing re-signing Jeremy Tyler, according to a source.

Tyler is playing for the Knicks' D-League affiliate, but remains an NBA free agent.

The Knicks could wait until Jan. 5 when 10-day contracts can be signed.

Tyler was cut at the end of training camp in a controversial move in which the Knicks kept Chris Smith.

Via Marc Berman/New York Post

Chris Smith Expects To Stay With Knicks Through Possible Moves

Despite the New York Knicks’ trade search for a point guard, Chris Smith received a call up from the NBA D-League and has remained confident about his roster spot. The Knicks have pursued Kyle Lowry while keeping an eye on Jeremy Tyler, but Smith anticipates staying with the organization past any moves.

“Yeah, definitely expect to be here,” Smith told RealGM. “I feel my number is going to be called soon, but I’m going to wait on it.”

Smith’s validity on the 15-player roster has been questioned and well publicized – only further fueled by the fact that the Knicks needed a reliable big man early this season. Still, Smith, the younger brother of J.R. Smith, has captured support of his teammates with his training habits.

In six games with the Erie BayHawks, Smith averaged 11.3 points and 4.5 rebounds in almost 25 minutes a night. Being groomed as a point guard, Smith left the D-League with an understanding of the effort needed at the professional level.

Smith scored 28 points on 12 of 16 shooting last Saturday in his last game with Erie before returning to the Knicks.

“The D-League was a good experience, a humbling one,” Smith said. “You don’t get all the perks as you do in the NBA, so it was humbling. I’m starting to come into my own as a player and proving that I belong here. Through time, no matter what the situation is, I’m going to stay humble, learn from the vets, and be ready when my number is called.”

Via Shams Charania/RealGM
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