Skyenga scores nine early, finishes with nine…passes John Amaechi and others on Cavs scoring list

I am currently going through a phase where I find it very unproductive to watch Cavaliers games.  So on Sunday, I decided to head to the gym for a nice run and I timed it up so that the Cavaliers game would be starting right when I got there.  I was rewarded with 9 points from Christian Skyenga in the first quarter.  I thought that our man was going to have a career game.  He finally stopped just bombing from 3-point range, he pump faked and got easier shots.  It looked great.  The only problem was that the Cavaliers were down by 16 after the Magic shot over 60% in the 1st quarter to totally negate Skyenga’s performance.  To make matters worse, Skyenga would not score again the rest of the game.  He finished with 9 points, 1 rebound, 2 blocks and 2 assists in 24 minutes of another Cavalier blowout. 

The Cavaliers have now lost 20 in a row and Skyenga is now 0-11 in his career.  Despite that, he still continued his rapid assent up the Cavalier All-Time Scoring list, moving to 207th place:

Rank Player Years G Pts Avg
207 Christian Eyenga 2010-11 11 84 7.6
208 Dwayne Jones 2006-07 thru 2007-08 60 81 1.4
209 Fred Roberts 1994-95 21 80 3.8
Scooter McCray 1986-87 24 80 3.3
Chad Kinch 1980-81 29 80 2.8
212 Cliff Anderson 1970-71 23 79 3.4
Scott Brooks 1997-98 43 79 1.8
214 Mike Wilson 1984-85 11 77 7.0
John Amaechi 1995-96 28 77 2.8
The Cavaliers acquired Dwayne Jones from the Celtics in the 2006 offseason for 1st Round Draft bust Luke Jackson (who will will be seeing very shortly).  Jones was part of the St. Joseph’s Elite Eight team that featured Delonte West and Jameer Nelson.  The Celtics signed him as an undrafted free agent and kept him for a year prior to trading him to the Cavaliers.  The Cavaliers gave Jones a chance to show what he could do in the 2007-08 season, as he received 8.4 minutes per game in 56 games.  He was not productive, scoring only 1.4 ppg and grabbing only 2.5 rpg.  After the season, he bounced around with a few 10 day contracts and is currently out of the league.
Fred Roberts was a hustle man for the Milwaukee Bucks of the late 80’sand early 90’s.  He twice scored over 10 ppg while playing all 82 games for the Bucks.  He was signed by the Cavaliers towards the end of the 1995 season, and in 10 mpg, he scored 3.8 ppg while pulling down 1.6 rebounds in 21 very non-descript games.
Chad Kinch was a 1st round pick (22nd overall) by the Cavaliers and then was traded before the end of his rookie year along with a 1985 1st Round Draft pick (which would become Detlef Schrempf) to Dallas for Geoff Huston, who was an above average point guard for the Cavaliers in the mid-80’s.  This was one of the many Ted Stepien trades where he loved giving away future 1st round picks, especially to the Dallas Mavericks.
Cliff Anderson was an original Cavalier who was out of the league after the 1970-71 season.  Joining Anderson on the list of players who never played again was Scooter McCray, who was out of the league after the 1986-87 season.
Mike Wilson played 32 career NBA games for 4 different franchises over 3 years.  Cleveland was his longest stop, lasting 11 games in 1984-85.
John Amaechi signed as an undrafted free agent with the 1995-96 Cavaliers.  He played 28 games with the Cavaliers before heading to Europe to play for three years.  He returned and played 4 more years in the NBA.  He managed one season of double digit scoring (10.5 in 1999-00).  Amaechi is known most for becoming the first openly gay NBA player, coming out in his book “Man in the Middle”
Also, apparently Samardo Samuels did not read my last edition, predicting that Skyenga would permanently stay ahead of him.  Samuels scored 16 vs the Magic raising his career total to 88 points and leap frogging him over Skyenga.
Stay tuned as the Cavaliers have another game tomorrow night and we will get to see the first ever match up of LeBron James vs Skyenga!!!  It is sure to be exciting!
Brendan Bowers

About Brendan Bowers

I am the founding editor of I am also a content strategist and social media manager with Electronic Merchant Systems in Cleveland. My work has been published in SLAM Magazine, KICKS Magazine, The Locker Room Magazine,,, and elsewhere. I've also written a lot of articles that have been published here.