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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
2,478 263
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
1,787 382
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Kyrie Irving Point guard

3
1,108 360
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Mark Price Point guard

4
837 326
Larry Nance is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Larry Nance Power forward, Center

5
718 349
Brad Daugherty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

6
1,016 324
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

7
704 405
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

8
617 286
Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Shawn Kemp Power forward

9
472 307
Mo Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Mo Williams Point guard

10
747 326
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
632 245
J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Jr Smith Shooting guard

12
400 230
Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Ron Harper Point guard, Small forward

13
372 202
World B. Free is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
World B. Free Point guard, Shooting guard

14
537 296
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
317 177
Austin Carr is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

16
288 164
Craig Ehlo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Craig Ehlo Shooting guard, Small forward

17
316 170
John
John "Hot Rod" Williams Power forward, Center

18
216 115
Lenny Wilkens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Lenny Wilkens Point guard

19
298 175
Andre Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Andre Miller Point guard

20
216 176
Terrell Brandon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Terrell Brandon Point guard

21
347 318
Anderson Varejão is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Anderson Varejão Power forward, Center

The Best K-Pop Groups of All Time

22
244 104
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
idawg387 added Walt Frazier Point guard

23
163 133
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
215 99
Richard Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Richard Jefferson Small forward

25
243 148
Iman Shumpert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Iman Shumpert Point guard

26
238 149
Matthew Dellavedova is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

27
139 197
Timofey Mozgov is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

28
135 154
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
155 144
Dion Waiters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Dion Waiters Point guard, Shooting guard

30
167 69
Nate Thurmond is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Nate Thurmond Power forward, Center

31
99 149
Bobby Phills is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Bobby Phills Shooting guard

32
188 26
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Kyle Korver Shooting guard, Small forward

33
103 94
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
104 134
Shawn Marion is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Shawn Marion Small forward, Power forward

35
122 41
Channing Frye is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
DeanLegend added Channing Frye Power forward, Center

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
89 132
Chris Mills is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Chris Mills Small forward

37
95 128
Danny Ferry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Danny Ferry Small forward, Power forward

38
117 93
Carlos Boozer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Carlos Boozer Power forward

39
91 79
Bingo Smith is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Bingo Smith Shooting guard

40
93 63
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
189 98
Steve Kerr is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Steve Kerr Point guard, Shooting guard

42
77 66
Eric Snow is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
idawg387 added Eric Snow Point guard

The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Small Forwards of All Time

43
104 77
James Jones is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
James Jones Shooting guard, Small forward

44
71 65
Gerald Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Gerald Wilkins Shooting guard

45
56 62
Jim Chones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Jim Chones Power forward, Center

46
91 63
Campy Russell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Campy Russell Shooting guard, Small forward

47
58 54
Wally Szczerbiak is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Wally Szczerbiak Shooting guard, Small forward

48
50 47
Drew Gooden is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Drew Gooden Power forward, Center

49
84 42
Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Justin Kim added Ben Wallace Power forward, Center

50
49 46
Brevin Knight is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Brevin Knight Point guard