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
2,830 303
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
2,017 451
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Kyrie Irving Point guard

3
1,267 431
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Mark Price Point guard

4
981 379
Larry Nance is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Larry Nance Power forward, Center

5
810 412
Brad Daugherty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

6
1,187 366
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

7
787 472
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

8
711 346
Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Shawn Kemp Power forward

9
850 382
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
522 351
Mo Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Mo Williams Point guard

11
453 255
Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Ron Harper Point guard, Small forward

12
424 229
World B. Free is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
World B. Free Point guard, Shooting guard

13
701 302
J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Jr Smith Shooting guard

14
591 355
Tristan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
bigulcards added Tristan Thompson Power forward

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15
363 197
Austin Carr is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

16
329 189
Craig Ehlo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Craig Ehlo Shooting guard, Small forward

17
356 189
John
John "Hot Rod" Williams Power forward, Center

18
245 132
Lenny Wilkens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Lenny Wilkens Point guard

19
248 190
Terrell Brandon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Terrell Brandon Point guard

20
327 196
Andre Miller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Andre Miller Point guard

21
280 118
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
idawg387 added Walt Frazier Point guard

The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Shooting Guards of All Time

22
379 351
Anderson Varejão is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Anderson Varejão Power forward, Center

23
177 148
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
276 171
Iman Shumpert is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Iman Shumpert Point guard

25
246 120
Richard Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Richard Jefferson Small forward

26
243 33
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Kyle Korver Shooting guard, Small forward

27
150 222
Timofey Mozgov is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

28
257 168
Matthew Dellavedova is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Power Forwards of All Time

29
148 170
Tyrone Hill is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Tyrone Hill Power forward

30
189 80
Nate Thurmond is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Nate Thurmond Power forward, Center

31
173 159
Dion Waiters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Dion Waiters Point guard, Shooting guard

32
105 164
Bobby Phills is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Bobby Phills Shooting guard

33
140 106
Carlos Boozer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Carlos Boozer Power forward

34
115 106
Daniel Gibson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
idawg387 added Daniel Gibson Point guard, Shooting guard

35
142 57
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
118 151
Shawn Marion is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Shawn Marion Small forward, Power forward

37
99 146
Chris Mills is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Chris Mills Small forward

38
109 72
Larry Hughes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Larry Hughes Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

39
219 119
Steve Kerr is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Steve Kerr Point guard, Shooting guard

40
107 92
Bingo Smith is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Bingo Smith Shooting guard

41
101 148
Danny Ferry is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Danny Ferry Small forward, Power forward

42
116 88
James Jones is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
James Jones Shooting guard, Small forward

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43
82 79
Eric Snow is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
idawg387 added Eric Snow Point guard

44
65 63
Wally Szczerbiak is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Wally Szczerbiak Shooting guard, Small forward

45
78 74
Gerald Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Gerald Wilkins Shooting guard

46
108 47
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
107 70
Campy Russell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Campy Russell Shooting guard, Small forward

48
61 72
Jim Chones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Jim Chones Power forward, Center

49
53 54
Brevin Knight is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Brevin Knight Point guard

50
62 75
Delonte West is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Delonte West Point guard, Shooting guard