SKYENGA

Sunday night the Cavaliers lost yet again.  They also found out that they will be playing without Anderson Varejao for most likey the rest of the year.  That is not good news. 

Somehow they were able to keep the game close last night, mostly due to the athletic trio of Manny Harris, J.J. Hickson and Christian Eyenga (aka Skyenga). 

Career games by Harris (career high 27 points) and Hickson (career high 17 rebounds, along with 23 points) overshadowed the solid 8 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks by Skyenga.  The 8 points brings him up to 246th place in Cavalier history: 

 
Rank Player Years G Pts Avg
246 Christian Eyenga* 2010-11 4 32 8.0
Kim Hughes 1980-81 45 32 0.7
248 Alonzo Gee* 2010-11 6 31 5.2
249 Mike Evans 1981-82 8 27 3.4
250 Zendon Hamilton 2005-06 11 25 2.3
 
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Here is a little rundown of each of the players passed by Skyenga last night:
 
Kim Hughes needed 45 games in the 1980-81 season to get to 32 career points.  The Cavaliers aquired Hughes in a mid-season trade with the Nuggets, and the 6′-11″ 222 pounder was a fouling machine.  In 331 minutes of court time for the Cavaliers, Hughes had 73 fouls.  That is one foul every 4.5 minutes.  The 28 year old would never play another NBA game after the 1980-81 season.
 
Mike Evans didn’t get much of a shot with the Cavaliers after signing as a free agent in the middle of the 1981-82 season.  Evans was cut by the Cavaliers after the season, then was able to catch on with the Nuggents for 6 solids seasons, averaging double digits in points twice.
 
Zendon Hamliton was signed by the Cavaliers to provide some veteran depth in 2005-06.  The only thing that Hamilton ended up providing was some veteran cheering ability from the end of the bench.  He ended up being cut before the end of the season to provide the Cavaliers with some flexability at the bottom part of the roster.  Interestingly enough, Hamilton was a real force at St. Johns.  He averaged 20.8 points and 10.3 rebounds as a sophomore in 1995-96, and 15.9 points and 8.3 rebounds for his 4-year career.
 
Hopefully the ankle injury suffered by Eyenga does not keep him from playing over the next few games, as the court time right now is critical to the development of our athletic wing man.
 
Stay tuned to the Skyenga Points Tracker series to see who is passed next!
Brendan Bowers

About Brendan Bowers

I am the founding editor of StepienRules.com. 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, Cleveland.com, BleacherReport.com, InsideFacebook.com and elsewhere. I've also written a lot of articles that have been published here.

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