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5/11/2011  1:42 PM
Anyone remember what a beast this guy was at Michigan? Dead at 34. Damn, that's young..

Former NBA player Robert "Tractor" Traylor was found dead Wednesday in his beach apartment in Puerto Rico, his team said.

Traylor, who had been playing in Puerto Rico for Vaqueros de Bayamon, had been missing for three days before friends went to visit him and found his body. A cause of death has yet to be determined.

Traylor was not active for Vaqueros, as he was rehabbing a heel injury. He underwent a surgical procedure on his heart in 2005.

Traylor, 34, was a McDonald's All-American and played college basketball at Michigan. He was drafted No. 6 overall in the 1998 NBA draft by the Dallas Mavericks, who traded him to Milwaukee for the Bucks' two first-round picks, Dirk Nowitzki and Pat Garrity.

In seven seasons with the Bucks, Cavaliers and Hornets, he averaged 4.8 points and 3.7 rebounds in 438 career games.

The Vaqueros requested that Wednesday's game against Indios de Mayaguez be canceled in memory of Traylor.

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5/11/2011  1:53 PM
i saw him play for michigan at the nassau coliseum and sat next to keyshawn johnson.

he was a big, bad dude -- i think he pulled down a few backboards in his day.

traded for dirk on draft day!

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