According to ESPN, former NBA big man, Robert “Tractor” Traylor was found dead in his beach-side home in Puerto Rico Wednesday. The University of Michigan graduate played seven seasons in the NBA.
Traylor has been playing basketball for Vaqueros de Bayamon in Puerto Rico. His most recent season in the NBA was with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2004-05.
After being drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in 1998, he was quickly traded to Milwaukee for the draft rights to Dirk Nowitzki and Pat Garrity on June 24. His NBA career also included stops with the Hornets and 76ers (he played no games for Philadelphia because of a three-way trade, where the 76ers reacquired Derrick Coleman).
The cause of his death has not yet been determined.