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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58 20
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  

2
44 12
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2010

3
48 15
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
55 20
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Seasons:  2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

5
38 17
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
25 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
29 15
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Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987

8
25 12
Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998

9
19 7
Nate Thurmond is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1977, 1976

10
17 8
Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2009, 2008

11
20 13
Cliff Robinson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1984, 1983, 1982

12
12 6
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1982, 1981

13
13 7
Drew Gooden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2007, 2006

14
15 9
Timofey Mozgov is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2016, 2015

15
11 6
JJ Hickson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009

16
16 12
Carlos Boozer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2004, 2003

17
8 5
Spencer Hawes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2014

18
9 7
Tyrone Hill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2003, 2002, 1997, 1996, 1995, 199

19
7 5
Andrew DeClercq is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2000, 1999

20
7 5
Cornell Warner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1974, 1973

21
7 5
Corie Blount is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1999

22
11 10
Jim Chones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975

23
10 9
Michael Cage is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1996, 1995

24
10 9
Walter Tavares is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2017

25
14 14
Rick Roberson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1973, 19

26
9 9
Dave Robisch is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1981, 1980

27
7 7
Elmore Smith is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977

28
6 7
Melvin Turpin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985

29
5 7
Jeff Cook is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983

30
6 13
Walt Wesley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1973, 1972,1971