Sports The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time  

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Big fan of Cleveland basketball? Then check out this list of Cleveland Cavaliers centers with photos and seasons played with the team. It includes almost every center from throughout Cleveland Cavaliers history, including current centers and past ones. Featuring some of the greatest NBA centers of all time, the best Cavaliers Cs include Brad Daugherty, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Roy Hinson, and Anderson Varejao.

In the 2017-18 NBA season, the current Cleveland Cavs starting Cs and backup Cs are Tristan Thompson. 

Who are the best centers in Cleveland Cavaliers history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of Cleveland Cavaliers center.

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Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1999, 1998  

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Brad Daugherty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Brad Daugherty Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987

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Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Kevin Love Seasons:  2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

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Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Shaquille O'Neal Seasons: 2010

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Tristan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Tristan Thompson Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

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Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Shawn Kemp Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998

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Anderson Varejao is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Anderson Varejao Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

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John Williams Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987

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Nate Thurmond is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Nate Thurmond Seasons: 1977, 1976

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Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Ben Wallace Seasons: 2009, 2008

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Drew Gooden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Drew Gooden Seasons: 2007, 2006

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Cliff Robinson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Cliff Robinson Seasons: 1984, 1983, 1982

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Timofey Mozgov is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Timofey Mozgov Seasons: 2016, 2015

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Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Bill Laimbeer Seasons: 1982, 1981

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JJ Hickson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
J.J. Hickson Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009

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Spencer Hawes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Spencer Hawes Seasons: 2014

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Carlos Boozer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Carlos Boozer Seasons: 2004, 2003

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Tyrone Hill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Tyrone Hill Seasons: 2003, 2002, 1997, 1996, 1995, 199

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Cornell Warner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Cornell Warner Seasons: 1974, 1973

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Corie Blount is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Corie Blount Seasons: 1999

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Andrew DeClercq is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Andrew DeClercq Seasons: 2000, 1999

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Rick Roberson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Rick Roberson Seasons: 1973, 19

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Michael Cage is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Michael Cage Seasons: 1996, 1995

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Walter Tavares is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Walter Tavares Seasons: 2017

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Dave Robisch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Dave Robisch Seasons: 1981, 1980

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Jim Chones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Jim Chones Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975

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Elmore Smith is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Elmore Smith Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977

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Melvin Turpin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Melvin Turpin Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985

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Jeff Cook is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Jeff Cook Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983

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Walt Wesley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Walt Wesley Seasons: 1973, 1972,1971