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The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time 

Ranker NBA
Updated August 26, 2019 1.9k votes 286 voters 5.9k views 30 items

List Rules Vote up the players who had the most success for the Cleveland Cavaliers

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.

list ordered by
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Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1999, 1998

 

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Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons:  2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

3
Brad Daugherty is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987

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

Seasons: 2010

5
Tristan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

6
Anderson Varejao is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

7
John "Hot Rod"... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

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

8
Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998

9
Tyrone Hill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2003, 2002, 1997, 1996, 1995, 199

10
Nate Thurmond is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1977, 1976

11
Cliff Robinson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1984, 1983, 1982

12
Jim Chones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975

13
Carlos Boozer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2004, 2003

14
JJ Hickson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009

15
Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2009, 2008

16
Elmore Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977

17
Drew Gooden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2007, 2006

18
Timofey Mozgov is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015

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

Seasons: 1973, 19

20
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1982, 1981

21
Walt Wesley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1973, 1972,1971

22
Michael Cage is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1996, 1995

23
Melvin Turpin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985

24
Dave Robisch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1981, 1980

25
Corie Blount is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1999