PELICANS TRANSFER ZYLAN CHEATHAM & JOSH GRAY TO NEW ORLEANS
ERIE, PA – The New Orleans Pelicans announced today they have transferred two-way players Zylan Cheatham and Josh Gray to New Orleans from the Erie BayHawks.
Cheatham (6-8, 220) has appeared in 14 games with the BayHawks this season, averaging 15.3 points, 11.6 rebounds (third in G League), 2.6 assists and 1.1 steals in 30.4 minutes. Cheatham is currently one of two players in the league averaging at least 15.0 points and 11.5 rebounds.
Gray (6-1, 170) is currently in the top 10 in the G League in points (24.9, second), steals (2.6, fourth), minutes (37.1, fourth) and assists (7.3, ninth). In Erie’s 121-114 victory over the Knicks, Gray notched 15 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals in 26 minutes.
Erie takes on the Oklahoma City Blue this Friday, January 3, before starting a three-game road trip (Jan. 6-10). Tip for this weekend’s contest is set for 7 p.m. #BeHere.
The Erie BayHawks, presented by LECOM, are the NBA G League affiliate of the New Orleans Pelicans. The NBA G League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league whose teams have direct affiliations to NBA franchises. The BayHawks, established in 2008, play their home games at Erie Insurance Arena and were one of the first teams in the G League to establish a marquee partnership. The BayHawks marquee partner, the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), LECOM School of Dental Medicine and LECOM School of Pharmacy offer innovative and affordable education in osteopathic medicine, dentistry and pharmacy. From campuses in Erie, Pennsylvania, Greensburg, Pennsylvania and Bradenton, Florida, LECOM provides student-centered pathways to prepare the next generation of healthcare professionals. LECOM physicians serve as the BayHawks medical staff, the team practices at the state-of-the-art LECOM Medical Fitness & Wellness Center, and together the BayHawks and LECOM promote education, health and wellness throughout Erie County.