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CavsHistory » 2009 » June

Welcome to New Blog

OK, it needs a LOT of cleaning up, but the blog has been moved BACK to the cavshistory server, but now we will be rockin’ it on wordpress rather than Google’s Blogger

This is the first in many site updates to come.  We’ve been the same for almost 6 years and its time to make a change.

the mgmt

Cavs Draft Two – Trade for One

Cavs took two in the 2009 draft.

With the 30th pick of the first round the Cavs took Christian Eyenga.  Eyenga is a 6-5, 210-pound forward averaged 13.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots in 25 games with CB Prat Juventud in Spain.  Basically, he is SUPER raw but athletic.  It was super cool to see he get drafted and go up and get his hat.  He looked really happy.  Click here for some NBADraft.net info on him.

With the 46th overall pick (16th in the 2nd round) the Cavs took Danny Green from North Carolina. Danny is a solid ballplayer and will probably get a good chance at making the team.  Here are his career TarHeel stats.

Cavs also went ahead and bought the rights to Emir Preldzic from Phoenix. Preldzic is a 6-9 Slovenian forward who is playing in Turkey.  Here is his player file in Turkish if you’re nasty.  Apparently our Euro Scout are the more excited about him than Christian.

Its Official, We've Got the Deisel

June 25, 2009 – The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired center Shaquille O’Neal from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for forward/center Ben Wallace, guard/forward Sasha Pavlovic, Cleveland’s second round pick in the 2010 NBA Draft (top-40 protected) and cash considerations, General Manager Danny Ferry announced today.

Welcome aboard the 288th Cleveland Cav

Shaq to Cavs?

Every news outlet has this as a done deal for Sasha, Ben and half a mil.

I will add the big guy to the site once cavs.com makes it official. But if Windhorst reports it, its probably true.

I am going to be bummed seeing Z as a bench guy, even though I knew it would happen some day

Z is NOT Opting Out

Z is a great dude. Here’s what he had to say: “There are no greener pastures for me, I’ve been a Cavalier and I’ll always be a Cavalier.”

Z has always been a stand-up guy. He has had a great career and I hope he ends it in Cleveland. Yes, the Cavs may go after a big with quicker feet, but i guarantee that a 7’3″ center with soft touch and great hands around the rim with always get minutes with us.

Please thank him for letting us steal his youth (compare with Z in 1997 and Z in 2009)

When its all said and done, he’ll be the all-time leader for games played, rebounds, offensive rebounds, defensive rebounds, personal fouls and blocked shots. He’ll be up there in a lot of other categories too. I am looking forward to showing my kids #11 in the rafters.