basketball The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

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A list of the best Cleveland Cavaliers of all time. The Cleveland Cavaliers, much like the rest of the sports teams in Cleveland's history, are a snakebitten franchise. This isn't because they haven't had any good players, in fact the opposite holds true. LeBron James is one of the greatest players today and one of the greatest players of all time. Say what you want about King James, the fact is that when he was with Cleveland, the team was one of the best in the league. James wasn't able to push Cleveland over the top though. With the best player of his generation, the Cavs only had one NBA Finals berth along with the several other brutal early exits, most notably in 2009 and 2010. Zydrunas Ilgauskas is another all time Cavs great that was one that team, but LeBron was the team's superstar player, and the guy that many teams dream of having.

Many of the Cavs best players have been steady and been on multiple All Star teams. But their problem is that their greatest players have lost to teams that have had even better players. No one would question that the great Cavalier teams of the late 1980s and early 1990s didn't have talent. With Mark Price running the point and Brad Daugherty posting up down low, these Cavs teams had solid talent, but their best players couldn't get the team to the NBA Finals.

This is a list of the best Cleveland Cavaliers of all time. If you see someone that is missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list so it can accurately reflect who you think is the greatest Cavaliers player in team history. 

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
LeBron James Small forward, Power forward Point forward

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Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Kyrie Irving Point guard

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Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Mark Price Point guard

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Brad Daugherty is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

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Larry Nance is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Larry Nance Power forward, Center

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Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

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Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

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Tristan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Tristan Thompson Power forward

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Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Shawn Kemp Power forward

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J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Jr Smith Shooting guard

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Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

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Mo Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Mo Williams Point guard

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Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Ron Harper Point guard, Small forward

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World B. Free is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
World B. Free Point guard, Shooting guard

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John
John "Hot Rod" Williams Power forward, Center

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Lenny Wilkens is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Lenny Wilkens Point guard

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Austin Carr is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

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Craig Ehlo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Craig Ehlo Shooting guard, Small forward

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Andre Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Andre Miller Point guard

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Terrell Brandon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Terrell Brandon Point guard

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Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Walt Frazier Point guard

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Anderson Varejão is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Anderson Varejão Power forward, Center

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Antawn Jamison is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Antawn Jamison Small forward, Power forward

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Matthew Dellavedova is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

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Iman Shumpert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Iman Shumpert Point guard

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Timofey Mozgov is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

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Nate Thurmond is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Nate Thurmond Power forward, Center

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Richard Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Richard Jefferson Small forward

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Steve Kerr is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Steve Kerr Point guard, Shooting guard

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Tyrone Hill is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Tyrone Hill Power forward

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Dion Waiters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Dion Waiters Point guard, Shooting guard

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Bingo Smith is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Bingo Smith Shooting guard

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Gerald Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Gerald Wilkins Shooting guard

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Bobby Phills is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Bobby Phills Shooting guard

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Carlos Boozer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Carlos Boozer Power forward

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Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Ben Wallace Power forward, Center

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Channing Frye is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Channing Frye Power forward, Center

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Larry Hughes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Larry Hughes Point guard, Shooting guard Small forward

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Eric Snow is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Eric Snow Point guard

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Shawn Marion is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Shawn Marion Small forward, Power forward

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James Jones is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
James Jones Shooting guard, Small forward

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Daniel Gibson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Daniel Gibson Point guard, Shooting guard

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Campy Russell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Campy Russell Shooting guard, Small forward

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Chris Mills is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Chris Mills Small forward

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Jim Chones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Jim Chones Power forward, Center

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Wally Szczerbiak is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Wally Szczerbiak Shooting guard, Small forward

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Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Dan Majerle Shooting guard, Small forward

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Danny Ferry is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Danny Ferry Small forward, Power forward

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Brevin Knight is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Brevin Knight Point guard

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Bob Sura is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time