An octet (aka: byte) is the unit of data transfer on ther internet and most other network techonoliges. It's your job to convert between your data and a series of bytes.
Being that I like NIO I'd do something like:
byte data = ...;
java.nio.ByteBuffer bb = ByteBuffer.wrap(data);
int x = bb.getInt();
int y = bb.getInt();
Another way would be to wrap the data array in a java.io.ByteArrayInputStream and wrap that in a java.io.DataInputStream and then use the readInt() method.
I think but have no real proof that the NIO method is more efficient but without testing I don't know.