Erie BayHawks Complete Trade with Canton Charge
Erie, PA - The Erie BayHawks, NBA G League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club, has completed a trade with the Canton Charge, the team announced today. Erie has traded the returning player rights of Jordan Mathews to the Charge, in exchange for Billy Preston.
Preston (6-10, 230), appeared in 10 games for Canton this season, tallying 6.1 points and 3.8 rebounds in 18.1 minutes of action. He was signed to a two-way contract by the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 7, 2018. Preston saw action in six games at the Las Vegas Summer League for the Cavs and appeared three preseason contests. Cleveland waived Preston on Dec. 2, 2018. During the 2017-18 season, he suited up for BC Igokea of the Adriatic League in Europe, playing in three games (two starts) notching 7.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in 15.8 minutes. The Redondo Beach, California native was a 2017 McDonald's High School All-American.
Mathews (6-4, 203), an Atlanta Hawks affiliate player in 2017-18, appeared 40 games for the BayHawks last season (11 starts), registering 8.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 20.4 minutes.
Erie will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada for the 2018 MGM Resorts NBA G League Winter Showecase. The BayHawks will face the Texas Legends on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. ET and the Northern Arizona Suns on Friday, Dec. 21 at 5:30 p.m. ET. Both of Erie's games at Showcase will be aired on ESPNU.
• Discuss this story on the NBA G League message board...
NBA G League Stories from December 16, 2018
- NAZ Suns Suffer Big Defeat at Hands of Memphis Hustle - Northern Arizona Suns
- Hustle & Hannahs Heat up in the Desert, Rout Suns 119-79 - Memphis Hustle
- Brandon Goodwin Signs Two-Way Contract with Denver Nuggets - Memphis Hustle
- Long Island Three-Game Win Streak Snapped, Dropping Second Home Game of the Season - Long Island Nets
- Dozier's Triple-Double Lifts Maine Past Long Island - Maine Red Claws
- Erie BayHawks Complete Trade with Canton Charge - Erie BayHawks
- Agua Caliente Clippers Acquire J.J. Avila - Agua Caliente Clippers
- Legends Acquire Ryan Boatright - Texas Legends
- Santa Cruz Warriors Outlast Erie BayHawks 101-100 Behind Marcus Derrickson's Big Night - Santa Cruz Warriors
- Oklahoma City Struggle Versus Fort Wayne - Oklahoma City Blue
- Legends Go Back-To-Back in Sellouts and Wins - Texas Legends
- Stars Drop Game to Kings - Salt Lake City Stars
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.