Cavaliers Sign Christian Eyenga

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard/forward Christian Eyenga to a contract, Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant announced today. Per league and team policy, terms of the contract were not announced. 

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Eyenga, 21, was the Cavaliers’ first round selection (30th overall) in the 2009 NBA Draft. He averaged 3.9 points on .561 shooting and 2.0 rebounds in 12.0 minutes in 29 regular season games during the 2009-10 season with DKV Joventut Badalona of the Spanish League. The Spanish League is widely regarded as the second-best domestic league in the world behind the NBA. In 11 EuroCup games, the 6-foot-5 guard/forward posted averages of 3.4 points on .444 shooting and 1.2 rebounds in 9.7 minutes per game. 

“We’re looking forward to having Christian continue his development on the court here with Coach Scott and our team,” said Cavs General Manager Chris Grant. “He has worked hard and we were very encouraged by his recent performance in summer league.” 

A native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eyenga most recently played in all five games of the 2010 NBA Summer League with the Cavaliers, reaching double figures in each of the games. In five games (all starts), he averaged 11.4 points on .435 shooting, 4.2 rebounds and 1.0 block in 29.2 minutes per game. 

“I am happy to be here in Cleveland and excited to play with the Cavaliers this season,” Eyenga said. “This is a great opportunity for me and I look forward to playing for Coach Scott and learning from him, our coaches and my teammates.”


  • By No where to go but up, August 10, 2010 @ 8:53 pm

    We will now begin the post-Lebron age and begin rebuilding the Cavs. The next 2-3 three years will be tough for Cleveland fans. But in this entertainment driven world the city has to also create some type of entertainment drawing card that will attract people for the purpose of conventions. The city must also stop dragging it’s feet and build that Casino! It is taking entirely too much time and this creates loads of lost revenue. Cleveland is not pro active enough. In addition they need to change the tax laws so athletes don’t lose so much money. We must change if we want to compete with the Miami’s and other cities with major drawing cards. Here is an example of what I mean. Why build a stadium and not make it a retractable dome. This would draw concerts ,conventions college football games and other events all year long. As it stands now we play 8 games there a year plus a few High School games in the fall. The stadium is under used because of this! Is it possible we could have a Super Bowl in the Stadium if there was a
    retractible dome? We need a new vision and a desire to move in a positive direction. Until that happens we are the last place Indians, Browns and Cavs!!!!

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