HOUSTON - Just two days after being traded from Oklahoma City to Houston, Lazar Hayward is a man without a team. The Rockets released Hayward today.
The former first-round NBA draft pick has bounced around a bit in his brief professional career, getting traded three times in two years. He was mostly a bench player last season for the Thunder.
Saturday, Hayward was part of the James Harden trade, but his stay in Houston would be short-lived.
Hayward played his high school ball at Buffalo Traditional, then went to prep school for a year before turning into a star at Marquette. Washington selected Hayward 30th overall in 2010, then immediately traded him to Minnesota, where he spent one season before getting dealt to OKC.
Fellow Western New York natives Jonny Flynn and Ike Diogu were also released within the last week, around the NBA.
The Erie County Sheriff's Bomb Squad, ATF, and the Buffalo Police Department were called to Tioga Street near Fairchild Place in North Buffalo just before midnight Thursday.
Eighty-two-year-old Edward Spencer was making a left hand turn while exiting the Budwey's parking lot when he struck 52-year-old Sandra Garner and 55-year-old Kevin Nowak, according to authorities.
An angry mother who claims her daughter was dropped-off miles away from home wants answers.
Deputies say a teen driver fell asleep at the wheel early Thursday morning before crashing head-on with another vehicle.
Police say a Jamestown man was selling crack cocaine out of his barber shop on East Second Street.
City Hall is considering turning to taxpayers to help keep the lights on at the only movie theatre in downtown Buffalo.