Last night we saw our main man Christian Skyenga
return to action after missing three games with a bad ankle. Skyenga didn’t let us down, putting in 9 points, on 2-2 from three point range, and he grabbed 4 rebounds.
Alas, this was not enough to stop the Cavaliers 15 game losing streak, nor earn Skyenga his first NBA win. This performace did move him up to a tie for 235th place in scoring in Cavalier history though. Here is a list of players passed and tied by Skyenga last night:
||2002-03 to 2004-05
||1993-94 to 1994-95
On this list of ten players there are some familiar faces (Danny Green and Sebastian Telfair), some original Cavaliers (Gary Suiter and Len Chappell) and a few players I don’t remember at all (Joe Courtney). Lets take a more in depth look at some of the others:
Michael “Yogi” Stewart played in 56 games for the Cavaliers over two seasons. He managed only 44 points in those games for an eye popping 0.8 ppg. He did manage to commit 56 fouls in the short amount of time he spent on the court though. He was part of the Ricky Davis/Chris Mihm to Boston deal that got the Cavaliers Tony Battie/Erik Williams/Kedrick Brown.
Mike Wilks was brought to the Cavailers by Danny Ferry, because he was a “Spurs-Type” of guy. He was supposed to be the back-up point guard, but never really contributed much. His best contribution was getting traded for Flip Murray, who was a catalyst in the Cavaliers first playoff run in the LeBron James Era.
Lowes Moore was one of an amazing 23 players to suit up for the 1981-82 Cavaliers. Also amazing is that four different coaches led this team during the season. Moore was signed in April and was around for the rest of the season. Apparently his solid 11.3 points per game were not enough for the Cavaliers to keep him around for the next season. He was released and sgined by the Clippers the following year where he averaged 5.7 points in the final year of his 3 year NBA career.