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A list of the best Cleveland Cavaliers of all time. The Cleveland Cavaliers, much like the rest of the sports teams in Cleveland's history, are a snakebitten franchise. This isn't because they haven't had any good players, in fact the opposite holds true. LeBron James is one of the greatest players today and one of the greatest players of all time. Say what you want about King James, the fact is that when he was with Cleveland, the team was one of the best in the league. James wasn't able to push Cleveland over the top though. With the best player of his generation, the Cavs only had one NBA Finals berth along with the several other brutal early exits, most notably in 2009 and 2010. Zydrunas Ilgauskas is another all time Cavs great that was one that team, but LeBron was the team's superstar player, and the guy that many teams dream of having.

Many of the Cavs best players have been steady and been on multiple All Star teams. But their problem is that their greatest players have lost to teams that have had even better players. No one would question that the great Cavalier teams of the late 1980s and early 1990s didn't have talent. With Mark Price running the point and Brad Daugherty posting up down low, these Cavs teams had solid talent, but their best players couldn't get the team to the NBA Finals.

This is a list of the best Cleveland Cavaliers of all time. If you see someone that is missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list so it can accurately reflect who you think is the greatest Cavaliers player in team history. 
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1,861 206
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
LeBron James Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

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2
1,390 275
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Kyrie Irving Point guard

3
858 276
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Mark Price Point guard

4
710 267
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

5
576 264
Brad Daugherty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

6
617 269
Larry Nance is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Larry Nance Power forward, Center

7
550 310
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

8
458 213
Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Shawn Kemp Power forward

9
503 191
J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Jr Smith Shooting guard

10
577 267
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
TheShaqAttaq added Shaquille O'Neal Center

11
454 215
Tristan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
bigulcards added Tristan Thompson Power forward

12
385 244
Mo Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Mo Williams Point guard

13
340 187
Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Ron Harper Point guard, Small forward

14
312 162
World B. Free is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
World B. Free Point guard, Shooting guard

15
268 139
John
John "Hot Rod" Williams Power forward, Center

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16
255 146
Austin Carr is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

17
240 134
Craig Ehlo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Craig Ehlo Shooting guard, Small forward

18
181 93
Lenny Wilkens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Lenny Wilkens Point guard

19
257 147
Andre Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Andre Miller Point guard

20
187 144
Terrell Brandon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Terrell Brandon Point guard

21
194 93
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
idawg387 added Walt Frazier Point guard

22
294 272
Anderson Varejão is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Anderson Varejão Power forward, Center

23
204 111
Iman Shumpert is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Iman Shumpert Point guard

24
171 76
Richard Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Richard Jefferson Small forward

25
145 113
Antawn Jamison is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
idawg387 added Antawn Jamison Small forward, Power forward

26
201 127
Matthew Dellavedova is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

27
129 59
Nate Thurmond is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Nate Thurmond Power forward, Center

28
128 159
Timofey Mozgov is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

29
89 32
Channing Frye is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
DeanLegend added Channing Frye Power forward, Center

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30
104 23
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Kyle Korver Shooting guard, Small forward

31
115 132
Tyrone Hill is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Tyrone Hill Power forward

32
153 82
Steve Kerr is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Steve Kerr Point guard, Shooting guard

33
88 80
Daniel Gibson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
idawg387 added Daniel Gibson Point guard, Shooting guard

34
122 125
Dion Waiters is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Dion Waiters Point guard, Shooting guard

35
89 121
Bobby Phills is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Bobby Phills Shooting guard

36
80 52
Larry Hughes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Larry Hughes Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

37
96 81
Carlos Boozer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Carlos Boozer Power forward

38
77 66
Bingo Smith is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Bingo Smith Shooting guard

39
70 54
Campy Russell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Campy Russell Shooting guard, Small forward

40
83 113
Shawn Marion is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Shawn Marion Small forward, Power forward

41
86 66
James Jones is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
James Jones Shooting guard, Small forward

42
85 107
Danny Ferry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Danny Ferry Small forward, Power forward

43
64 55
Eric Snow is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
idawg387 added Eric Snow Point guard

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44
61 57
Gerald Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Gerald Wilkins Shooting guard

45
79 110
Chris Mills is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Chris Mills Small forward

46
68 37
Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Justin Kim added Ben Wallace Power forward, Center

47
46 49
Jim Chones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Jim Chones Power forward, Center

48
52 49
Delonte West is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Delonte West Point guard, Shooting guard

49
42 37
Drew Gooden is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Drew Gooden Power forward, Center

50
42 37
Brevin Knight is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Brevin Knight Point guard