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Where are they now: Former Cleveland Cavaliers forward Christian Eyenga

We kick off our 'Where are they now' theme week with Christian Eyenga.

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This week at Fear the Sword, we'll be looking back at some of the miscellaneous players who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers during the years LeBron James played for the Miami Heat. We start with Christian Eyenga, who played for the Cavs from 2010 until mid-way through the 2011-2012 NBA season.

The first year after 'The Decision', the Cleveland Cavaliers were flat-out awful. In Byron Scott's first year as a head coach, the Cavs won just 19 games and were the worst team in the Eastern Conference. Antwan Jamison was the team's captain. The roster, as a whole, as poor. Baron Davis - along with the pick that turned into Kyrie Irving - was acquired in mid-season deal for Mo Williams. And Christian Eyenga - better known as 'Skyenga' - became a thing.

Eyenga, originally taken 2009 draft by the Cavs, was brought over from Europe on a two-year deal after playing for the Cavs' summer league team in Las Vegas. During the 2010-11 season, Eyenga wasn't necessarily good - he spent time in the D-League, played just 44 games with the Cavs and shot just 42.5 percent from the field - but he was fun and there were flashes of talent during his stay in Cleveland. Remember his high flying dunks or when he blocked LeBron?

Eyenga, though, was dealt in March of the lockout shortened 2011-12 season in a deal with the Lakers after appearing in just six games with the Cavs. He was then traded to the Orlando Magic before the 2012-13 season after playing just one game with the Lakers and then subsequently waived during training camp. Eyenga then spent time with the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League before requesting a release to go play in China before returning to the Legends after a month with the Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons, the same team that signed Stephon Marbury in 2010. With the Legends, he averaged 14.6 points while shooting 44.1 percent from the field and 26.3 percent from deep.

After playing for the Legends, Eyenga headed to Europe and he has been there ever since. He started off in Poland, playing for Stelmet Zielona Gora in 2013 and then playing for another Polish League team - Turow Zgorzelec in 2014. He, however, was waived by Turow Zgorzelec not long after signing the contract and signed with Pallacanestro Varese, a team Italy's Serie A, in November 2014. After a strong season with Varese - he averaged 12.7 points on 48.3 shooting from the field - he signed with Dianmo Sassari, the Serie A champs in 2014-15, on a one-year deal. At Sassari, he will be teammates with Joe Alexander, the former West Virginia star who was selected eight overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2008 NBA Draft.

So while Eyenga never quite put it all together stateside, he has made a nice international career for himself and likely made a fair amount of money in the process. Ultimately, that's a good ending a player who was a brief bright spot on a bad, bad Cavs team.