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Michael Sweetney Joins D-League's Erie BayHawks; Tag Team with John Bryant

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Sweetney Bryant
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In what is almost certain to be the largest front court in basketball history, Mike Sweetney has joined the Erie BayHawks.  With the BayHawks, he'll team with the 6-foot-11, 300 pound rookie John Bryant to form the D-League's version of the Natural Disasters.

Since I've already broken down Sweetney's decision to play in the D-League, I'll just include some quick bullet points to round out this post.

  • Resident blogger Mike Gansey and Blake Ahearn are going to love running off screens from the big fellas.
  • It's a shame Erie's all but eliminated from the playoffs already, because this team (Ahearn-Gansey-Jackie Manuel-Sweetney-Bryant) could really do some damage.  Unfortunately, it's going to have to be in the role of the spoiler.
  • It seems Cleveland and Erie share a pretty close affiliation.  Since the Robert Traylor comeback didn't work out for the Cavs, think they asked Erie to give another big man a second chance?
  • I had a lot of trouble deciding if the Sweetney/Bryant tag team is more like the Nasty Boys or the aformentioned Natural Disasters.  I had no problem, however, deciding that if Gansey and Ahearn were to form a tag team, they'd be the Rockers (sans sad ending).
  • The Erie defense might not be pretty to watch.  While they have a lot of very capable scorers, there's going to be quite a few possible match up problems.