basketball The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time  

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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
2,647 280
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

2
1,892 414
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Kyrie Irving Point guard

3
1,183 395
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Mark Price Point guard

4
907 347
Larry Nance is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Larry Nance Power forward, Center

5
754 381
Brad Daugherty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

6
1,098 338
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

7
741 437
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

8
658 316
Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Shawn Kemp Power forward

9
796 351
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
TheShaqAttaq added Shaquille O'Neal Center

10
495 329
Mo Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Mo Williams Point guard

11
398 214
World B. Free is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
World B. Free Point guard, Shooting guard

12
422 244
Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Ron Harper Point guard, Small forward

13
675 262
J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Jr Smith Shooting guard

14
561 325
Tristan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
bigulcards added Tristan Thompson Power forward

The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Point Guards of All Time

15
310 172
Craig Ehlo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Craig Ehlo Shooting guard, Small forward

16
337 184
Austin Carr is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

17
333 179
John
John "Hot Rod" Williams Power forward, Center

18
228 126
Lenny Wilkens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Lenny Wilkens Point guard

19
230 184
Terrell Brandon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Terrell Brandon Point guard

20
364 331
Anderson Varejão is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Anderson Varejão Power forward, Center

21
313 185
Andre Miller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Andre Miller Point guard

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22
258 113
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
idawg387 added Walt Frazier Point guard

23
170 138
Antawn Jamison is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
idawg387 added Antawn Jamison Small forward, Power forward

24
229 109
Richard Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Richard Jefferson Small forward

25
256 159
Iman Shumpert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Iman Shumpert Point guard

26
247 160
Matthew Dellavedova is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

27
144 207
Timofey Mozgov is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

28
140 162
Tyrone Hill is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Tyrone Hill Power forward

The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

29
215 29
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Kyle Korver Shooting guard, Small forward

30
173 78
Nate Thurmond is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Nate Thurmond Power forward, Center

31
163 153
Dion Waiters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Dion Waiters Point guard, Shooting guard

32
109 142
Shawn Marion is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Shawn Marion Small forward, Power forward

33
100 158
Bobby Phills is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Bobby Phills Shooting guard

34
91 140
Chris Mills is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Chris Mills Small forward

35
131 49
Channing Frye is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
DeanLegend added Channing Frye Power forward, Center

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36
107 101
Daniel Gibson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
idawg387 added Daniel Gibson Point guard, Shooting guard

37
127 101
Carlos Boozer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Carlos Boozer Power forward

38
101 86
Bingo Smith is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Bingo Smith Shooting guard

39
99 139
Danny Ferry is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Danny Ferry Small forward, Power forward

40
101 68
Larry Hughes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Larry Hughes Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

41
205 108
Steve Kerr is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Steve Kerr Point guard, Shooting guard

42
112 81
James Jones is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
James Jones Shooting guard, Small forward

The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Small Forwards of All Time

43
78 74
Eric Snow is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
idawg387 added Eric Snow Point guard

44
60 69
Jim Chones is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Jim Chones Power forward, Center

45
73 72
Gerald Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Gerald Wilkins Shooting guard

46
100 69
Campy Russell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Campy Russell Shooting guard, Small forward

47
98 46
Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Justin Kim added Ben Wallace Power forward, Center

48
60 59
Wally Szczerbiak is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Wally Szczerbiak Shooting guard, Small forward

49
50 51
Brevin Knight is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Brevin Knight Point guard

50
59 70
Delonte West is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Delonte West Point guard, Shooting guard