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So long Erie Bayhawks

It looks like those traitorous Bayhawks will be dumping the Raptors and taking up with the Knicks!!  ;)

http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2011/6/8/2213545/knicks-d-league-erie-bayhawks

Actually, I think this is the way that NBA teams should run things with their NBA-DL affiliates. It would be great if the Raptors would buy a D-League team and run it as a true farm team. This would be great for developing guys like Alabi because you could be sure they were getting proper training and lots of touches in game action. If a guy like Cory Joseph slips through the draft the Raptors could sign him up and assign him to run the point on their farm team for a year or until he has polished his skills sufficiently to take a proper shot at the big team. This kind of development works well in hockey and baseball. No reason it couldn't work for basketball, too.

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, seem to be the closest team to Toronto, but maybe the Raptors could start up an expansion franchise over in Rochester, Buffalo, or even better Hamilton. What about it MLSE?

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