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Cavaliers Draft Night Recap
The Cleveland Cavaliers selected guard/forward Christian Eyenga with the 30th overall pick and guard/forward Danny Green with the 46th overall pick of the 2009 NBA Draft.

Eyenga, 20, played in 25 games this season with CB Prat Juventud of Spain, averaging 13.3 points on .488 shooting, 5.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 30.3 minutes per game. The 6-foot-5, 210-pounder from the Republic of Congo scored in double figures in 18 of their 25 games and topped the 20-point mark on two occasions.

Green played all four seasons at North Carolina, playing in more games (145) and winning more games (123) than any Tar Heel in history. As a senior, the 6-foot-6, 210-pound guard/forward averaged 13.1 points on .471 shooting, including shooting .418 (77-184) from three-point range, 4.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.3 blocks in 38 games (all starts) as North Carolina won the 2009 NCAA Championship.

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Cavaliers Acquire Shaquille O'Neal
On Thursday afternoon, the Cavaliers made one of the biggest deals in team history -- in more ways than one -- acquiring 15-time All-Star and future Hall of Famer, Shaquille O'Neal, for Ben Wallace, Sasha Pavlovic and a second round draft pick in 2010.

O’Neal, a 15-time NBA All-Star and four-time NBA Champion, played in 75 games (all starts) during the 2008-09 season, averaging 17.8 points on an NBA-best and career-high .609 shooting, 8.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.4 blocks in 30.1 minutes per game.
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ROUND 1

Pick Team
1 LAC - Blake Griffin (Oklahoma)
2 MEM - Hasheem Thabeet (Connecticut)
3 OKC - James Harden (ASU)
4 SAC - Tyreke Evans (Memphis)
5 MIN - Ricky Rubio (Spain)
6 MIN - Jonny Flynn (Syracuse)
7 GSW - Stephen Curry (Davidson)
8 NYK - Jordan Hill (Arizona)
9 TOR - DeMar DeRozan (USC)
10 MIL - Brandon Jennings (Italy)
11 NJN - Terrance Williams (Louisville)
12 CHA - Gerald Henderson (Duke)
13 IND - Tyler Hansbrough (North Carolina)
14 PHX - Earl Clark (Louisville)
15 DET - Austin Daye (Gonzaga)
Pick Team
16 CHI - James Johnson (Wake Forest)
17 PHI - Jrue Holiday (UCLA)
18 DEN - Ty Lawson (North Carolina)*
19 ATL - Jeff Teague (Wake Forest)
20 UTA - Eric Maynor (VCU)
21 NOH - Darren Collison (UCLA)
22 POR - Victor Claver (Spain)
23 SAC - Omri Casspi (Israel)
24 OKC - B.J. Mullens (Ohio State)*
25 DAL - Rodrigue Beaubois (France)*
26 CHI - Taj Gibson (USC)
27 MEM - DeMarre Carroll (Missouri)
28 MIN - Wayne Ellington (North Carolina)
29 NYK - Toney Douglas (Florida State)*
30 CLE - Christian Eyenga (Congo)
*Trade

ROUND 2

Pick Team
31 POR - Jeff Pendergraph (ASU)*
32 HOU - Jermaine Taylor (UCF)*
33 POR - Dante Cunningham (Villanova)
34 HOU - Sergio Llull (Spain)*
35 DET - DaJuan Summers (Georgetown)
36 MEM - Sam Young (Pittsburgh)
37 SAS - DeJuan Blair (Pittsburgh)
38 SAC- John Brockman (Washington)*
39 DET - Jonas Jerebko (Italy)
40 CHA - Derrick Brown (Xavier)
41 MIL - Jodie Meeks (Kentucky)
42 MIA - Patrick Beverley (Arkansas)*
43 NOH - Marcus Thornton (LSU)(
44 HOU - Chase Budinger (Arizona)*
45 MIN - Nick Calathes (Florida)
Pick Team
46 CLE - Danny Green (North Carolina)
47 MIN - Henk Norel (Netherlands)
48 PHX - Taylor Griffin (Oklahoma)
49 ATL - Sergiy Gladyr (Ukraine)
50 UTA - Goran Suton (Michigan State)
51 SAS - Jack McClinton (Miami)
52 IND - A.J. Price (Connecticut)
53 SAS - Nando De Colo (France)
54 OKC - Robert Vaden (UAB)*
55 POR - Patrick Mills (St. Mary's)
56 DAL - Ahmad Nivins (St. Joseph's)
57 PHX - Emir Preldzic (Slovenia)
58 BOS - Lester Hudson (Tenn. Martin)
59 LAL - Chinemelu Elonu (Texas A&M)
60 MIA - Robert Dozier (Memphis)
*Trade

The 30th Pick?

Year Player Team
2008 J.R. Giddens Boston
2007 Petteri Koponen Philadelphia
2006 Joel Freeland Portland
2005 David Lee New York
2004 Anderson Varejao Orlando
2003 Maciej Lampe New York
2002 Steve Logan Golden State
2001 Trenton Hassell Chicago
2000 Marko Jaric LA Clippers
1999 John Celestand LA Lakers
1998 Ansu Sesay Dallas
1997 Serge Zwikker Houston
1996 Othella Harrington Houston
1995 Lou Roe Detroit
1994 Deon Thomas Dallas
Year Player Team
1993 Gheorge Muresan Washington
1992 Sean Rooks Dallas
1991 Rodney Monroe Atlanta
1990 Carl Herrera Houston
1989 Frank Kornet Milwaukee
1988 Fennis Dembo Detroit
1987 Nikita Wilson Portland
1986 Nate McMillan Seattle
1985 Calvin Duncan Cleveland
1984 Steve Burtt Golden State
1983 Mark West Dallas
1982 Wallace Bryant Chicago
1981 Ed Rains San Antonio
1980 Kenny Natt Indiana
1979 Gary Garland Denver

Mock Draft

Rodrigue BeauboisRodrigue Beaubois
Position: Guard
Height: 6-2
Weight: 182 lbs.
Birthdate: Feb. 24, 1988
Team: Cholet (France)
Prospect Profile
Derrick BrownDerrick Brown
Position: Forward
Height: 6-8
Weight: 227 lbs.
Birthdate: Sep. 8, 1987
College: Xavier
Prospect Profile

Taj GibsonTaj Gibson
Position: Forward
Height: 6-9
Weight: 225 lbs.
Birthdate: Jun. 24, 1985
College: Southern California
Prospect Profile
Ty LawsonTy Lawson
Position: Guard
Height: 5-11
Weight: 195 lbs.
Birthdate: Nov. 3, 1987
College: North Carolina
Prospect Profile

DaJuan SummersDaJuan Summers
Position: Forward
Height: 6-8
Weight: 240 lbs.
Birthdate: Jan. 24, 1988
Team: Georgetown
Prospect Profile
Jermaine TaylorJermaine Taylor
Position: Guard
Height: 6-4
Weight: 210 lbs.
Birthdate: Dec. 8, 1986
College: Central Florida
Prospect Profile

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The Cleveland Cavaliers own the 30th and 46th overall picks in the 2009 NBA Draft. As draft day draws near, cavs.com will breakdown each position and take a look at the prospects that could be available when the Wine and Gold are on the clock at the end of the first round and midway through the second round.

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