Mengke Bateer was among the 20 players that made up the Cavaliersâ€™ 2005-06 training camp roster. Bateer averages 3.8 points, 2.7 rebounds and 11.6 minutes in 39 games. He was selected as a free agent by the Denver Nuggets during the 2002-03 season. Then he was traded by the Denver Nuggets along with Don Reid and a future first-round draft pick to the Detroit Pistons for Rodney White. The Pistons traded him to the San Antonio Spurs for a 2003 second-round pick, and then was Signed as a free agent by Toronto.