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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Who the hell is he?

Think of all the millions of dollars the Cavaliers spent on scouting players for the draft.

They sent General Manager Danny Ferry and assistant GM Lance Blanks overseas to scout players. They watched countless video and scouted hundreds of games.

So, why exactly did the Cavs draft Congo swingman Christian Eyenga with the 30th overall pick?

When he was drafted, the 50 or so reporters at Cleveland Clinic Courts looked at each other and shrugged. "Who the heck is that?"

Eyenga might be stashed in Spain for a while. Perhaps the Cavs didn't want to commit a two-year guaranteed contract to the Congo phenom.

But there were some players on the board who many thought could help the Cavs at 30. Pitt's Sam Young is one such player. The Cavs seemed to be high on Young, but he wasn't drafted until the 36th pick.

The Cavs did rebound a bit at No. 46 by taking North Carolina shooting guard Danny Green. He could make the Cavs' roster.


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