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

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71 24
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
61 18
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
67 28
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons:  2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

4
37 12
Anderson Varejao is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

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

5
49 23
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2010

6
49 23
Tristan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

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

7
38 18
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Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987

8
29 13
Cliff Robinson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1984, 1983, 1982

9
30 17
Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998

10
20 10
Jim Chones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975

11
15 7
Elmore Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977

12
17 9
Tyrone Hill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

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

13
18 10
Drew Gooden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2007, 2006

14
21 13
Nate Thurmond is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1977, 1976

15
21 14
Rick Roberson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1973, 19

16
15 9
JJ Hickson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009

17
20 14
Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2009, 2008

18
20 17
Carlos Boozer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2004, 2003

19
18 15
Timofey Mozgov is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015

20
13 12
Dave Robisch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1981, 1980

21
13 12
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1982, 1981

22
12 13
Michael Cage is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1996, 1995

23
12 14
Walt Wesley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1973, 1972,1971

24
8 11
Melvin Turpin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985

25
8 12
Spencer Hawes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2014