HoopsHype Christian Eyenga rumors

June 29, 2011 Updates
March 20, 2011 Updates

Christian Eyenga was the only Cavalier on the court at the time, and Scott said he ran to the locker room when he heard the man was carrying a knife. "Smart man," Scott said of the young player, who is still learning to speak English. "He understands 'knife,' I guess. I think that goes all the way to Congo. Knife means get the hell out. So he did the right thing." Eyenga said the Clippers cheerleaders first yelled that the man had a gun. "I said, 'What?' and started running. They said, 'No, he's got a knife.' I don't know where he came from. As soon as I heard 'gun,' . . . a gun he's able to kill everybody. I just started running. "I was scared. This is America. You've got a guy with a gun, you're going to kill everybody. So I started running." Cleveland Plain Dealer

February 12, 2011 Updates

I had a chance to catch up with Christian "Skyenga" Eyenga prior to the Cavs - Clippers game on Friday night. We talked about the Skyenga Points Tracker Series, his mindset right now heading into the Clippers game, and the nickname of Skyenga. Stepien Rules

November 18, 2010 Updates
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November 15, 2010 Updates

The Erie BayHawks' season begins Friday, which means that the Cavaliers can begin shuttling players to the NBA Developmental League team soon. Rookie Christian Eyenga is a prospect for D-League action, but Scott said he's hesitant to send the swingman to the league just yet. "You want to get him on the floor and get him some playing time, and if we can't do that in our games, then obviously the best thing is the D-League," Scott said. "But right now with Mo and Andy being out, bodies are short, so we kind of need him here now." Cleveland Plain Dealer

July 25, 2010 Updates

NBA teams can send down their first- or second-year players. Two Cavs fall into that category: forwards Danny Green and Christian Eyenga. A 2009 first-round pick of the Cavaliers, Eyenga signed with them this past week. He averaged 11.4 points in five NBA Summer League games in Las Vegas this month. Green, a 2009 second-round pick, finished his rookie year with Cleveland this past season. "We don't know what's going to happen," Grant said. "We can't predict injuries or what may happen in the future, but the fact that the teams are so close together certainly helps and it sets up a standard for a relationship that can work both ways." GoErie.com

July 23, 2010 Updates

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard/forward Christian Eyenga to a contract, Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant announced today. The deal is a for two years and about $2 million guaranteed, with team options in years three and four. Because he was a first-round draft pick in 2009, that money does not come out of the Cavaliers' mid-level exception, which still leaves them a $5.7 million slot to spend in free agency. Cleveland Plain Dealer

July 22, 2010 Updates

In other news, the Cavs appear poised to offer a two-year deal to Christian Eyenga, their first-round choice in the June 2009 draft. Eyenga played in Spain last season with DKV Jovenut Badalona. News-Herald

July 21, 2010 Updates

Expect the Cavs to make a decision soon on whether to sign 2009 first-round draft pick Christian Eyenga. The talented 21-year-old shooting guard averaged 11.4 points and 4.2 rebounds on 44 percent shooting in five summer league games last week in Las Vegas. It seems likely the Cavs will sign Eyenga to a slotted contract of about $2 million over the next two seasons with an option for years three and four. They let him play in Spain last season to develop, but he didn't get much playing time and stalled a bit. Even if he needs to spend time in the D- League next season, the highly athletic guard seems primed to start his NBA career. Cleveland Plain Dealer

July 15, 2010 Updates

Christian Eyenga, the Cavaliers’ No. 30 pick in the 2009 NBA draft, is playing for the team’s summer league team for the second consecutive year. And, for the second consecutive year, he could go back to Spain to play for DKV Jovenut Badalona next season. The 6-foot-5, 210-pounder works hard, can jump out of the gym and can defend at the NBA level. The Republic of Congo native’s jump shot is iffy and his basketball IQ is lacking. Still, there’s a chance he’ll play for the Cavs this season. “I hope to play in Cleveland this year,” he said. “I want to play next season.” Eyenga, 21, is still under contract with the team in Spain. He could have an out clause in his contract. Morning Journal

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