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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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2
+ - 1,343 247
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Kyrie Irving Point guard

3
+ - 813 270
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Mark Price Point guard

4
+ - 592 257
Larry Nance is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Larry Nance Power forward, Center

5
+ - 552 252
Brad Daugherty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

6
+ - 666 261
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

7
+ - 527 296
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

8
+ - 547 250
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

9
+ - 423 205
Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Shawn Kemp Power forward

10
+ - 476 179
J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Jr Smith Shooting guard

11
+ - 371 233
Mo Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Mo Williams Point guard

12
+ - 428 206
Tristan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Tristan Thompson Power forward

13
+ - 327 176
Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Ron Harper Point guard, Small forward

14
+ - 295 154
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

15
+ - 242 137
Austin Carr is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

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+ - 254 132
John
John "Hot Rod" Williams Power forward, Center

17
+ - 228 129
Craig Ehlo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Craig Ehlo Shooting guard, Small forward

18
+ - 172 89
Lenny Wilkens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Lenny Wilkens Point guard

19
+ - 246 141
Andre Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Andre Miller Point guard

20
+ - 177 136
Terrell Brandon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Terrell Brandon Point guard

21
+ - 181 86
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Walt Frazier Point guard

22
+ - 277 266
Anderson Varejão is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Anderson Varejão Power forward, Center

23
+ - 190 105
Iman Shumpert is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Iman Shumpert Point guard

24
+ - 135 106
Antawn Jamison is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Antawn Jamison Small forward, Power forward

25
+ - 156 69
Richard Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Richard Jefferson Small forward

26
+ - 191 121
Matthew Dellavedova is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

27
+ - 120 57
Nate Thurmond is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Nate Thurmond Power forward, Center

28
+ - 123 153
Timofey Mozgov is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

29
+ - 84 28
Channing Frye is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Channing Frye Power forward, Center

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+ - 108 128
Tyrone Hill is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Tyrone Hill Power forward

31
+ - 94 21
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Kyle Korver Shooting guard, Small forward

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+ - 143 79
Steve Kerr is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Steve Kerr Point guard, Shooting guard

33
+ - 82 77
Daniel Gibson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Daniel Gibson Point guard, Shooting guard

34
+ - 113 125
Dion Waiters is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Dion Waiters Point guard, Shooting guard

35
+ - 85 118
Bobby Phills is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Bobby Phills Shooting guard

36
+ - 74 63
Bingo Smith is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Bingo Smith Shooting guard

37
+ - 82 111
Shawn Marion is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Shawn Marion Small forward, Power forward

38
+ - 67 52
Campy Russell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Campy Russell Shooting guard, Small forward

39
+ - 78 50
Larry Hughes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Larry Hughes Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

40
+ - 82 65
James Jones is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
James Jones Shooting guard, Small forward

41
+ - 94 81
Carlos Boozer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Carlos Boozer Power forward

42
+ - 62 55
Eric Snow is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Eric Snow Point guard

43
+ - 77 108
Chris Mills is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Chris Mills Small forward

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+ - 66 36
Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Ben Wallace Power forward, Center

45
+ - 45 48
Jim Chones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Jim Chones Power forward, Center

46
+ - 83 105
Danny Ferry is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Danny Ferry Small forward, Power forward

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+ - 60 56
Gerald Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Gerald Wilkins Shooting guard

48
+ - 50 49
Delonte West is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Delonte West Point guard, Shooting guard

49
+ - 39 37
Drew Gooden is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Drew Gooden Power forward, Center

50
+ - 44 44
Wally Szczerbiak is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Wally Szczerbiak Shooting guard, Small forward