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.

list ordered by

1
61 21
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons:  2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

2
53 16
Brad Daugherty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

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

3
63 23
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

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

 

4
46 16
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2010

5
43 18
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
30 10
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
34 15
John

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

8
28 14
Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998

9
25 13
Cliff Robinson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1984, 1983, 1982

10
18 7
Drew Gooden is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2007, 2006

11
15 6
JJ Hickson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009

12
20 11
Nate Thurmond is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1977, 1976

13
14 7
Tyrone Hill is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

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

14
16 10
Jim Chones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975

15
18 12
Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2009, 2008

16
19 14
Carlos Boozer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2004, 2003

17
18 14
Rick Roberson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1973, 19

18
13 9
Dave Robisch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1981, 1980

19
11 7
Elmore Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977

20
15 13
Timofey Mozgov is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015

21
12 10
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1982, 1981

22
12 10
Michael Cage is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1996, 1995

23
8 8
Melvin Turpin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985

24
8 9
Spencer Hawes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2014

25
11 13
Walter Tavares is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2017

26
7 9
Cornell Warner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1974, 1973

27
7 9
Corie Blount is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1999

28
7 9
Andrew DeClercq is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2000, 1999

29
10 13
Walt Wesley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1973, 1972,1971

30
5 11
Jeff Cook is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983