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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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2,102 221
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
1,536 323
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Kyrie Irving Point guard

3
946 306
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Mark Price Point guard

4
677 292
Larry Nance is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Larry Nance Power forward, Center

5
618 296
Brad Daugherty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

6
607 348
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

7
816 289
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

8
507 241
Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Shawn Kemp Power forward

9
415 266
Mo Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Mo Williams Point guard

10
634 292
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
553 214
J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Jr Smith Shooting guard

12
335 177
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
360 208
Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Ron Harper Point guard, Small forward

14
488 247
Tristan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
bigulcards added Tristan Thompson Power forward

15
259 145
Craig Ehlo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Craig Ehlo Shooting guard, Small forward

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16
195 103
Lenny Wilkens is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Lenny Wilkens Point guard

17
278 161
Austin Carr is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

18
291 152
John
John "Hot Rod" Williams Power forward, Center

19
272 160
Andre Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Andre Miller Point guard

20
193 162
Terrell Brandon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Terrell Brandon Point guard

21
314 292
Anderson Varejão is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Anderson Varejão Power forward, Center

22
218 97
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
idawg387 added Walt Frazier Point guard

23
152 123
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
222 128
Iman Shumpert is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Iman Shumpert Point guard

25
190 87
Richard Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Richard Jefferson Small forward

26
221 135
Matthew Dellavedova is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

27
133 175
Timofey Mozgov is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

28
122 140
Tyrone Hill is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Tyrone Hill Power forward

29
92 133
Bobby Phills is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Bobby Phills Shooting guard

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30
148 62
Nate Thurmond is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Nate Thurmond Power forward, Center

31
136 133
Dion Waiters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Dion Waiters Point guard, Shooting guard

32
95 85
Daniel Gibson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
idawg387 added Daniel Gibson Point guard, Shooting guard

33
92 121
Shawn Marion is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Shawn Marion Small forward, Power forward

34
82 118
Chris Mills is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Chris Mills Small forward

35
89 114
Danny Ferry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Danny Ferry Small forward, Power forward

36
102 37
Channing Frye is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
DeanLegend added Channing Frye Power forward, Center

37
141 25
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Kyle Korver Shooting guard, Small forward

38
82 72
Bingo Smith is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Bingo Smith Shooting guard

39
100 87
Carlos Boozer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Carlos Boozer Power forward

40
85 57
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
170 90
Steve Kerr is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Steve Kerr Point guard, Shooting guard

42
70 59
Eric Snow is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
idawg387 added Eric Snow Point guard

43
53 53
Jim Chones is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Jim Chones Power forward, Center

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44
67 59
Gerald Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Gerald Wilkins Shooting guard

45
95 70
James Jones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
James Jones Shooting guard, Small forward

46
79 57
Campy Russell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Campy Russell Shooting guard, Small forward

47
45 41
Drew Gooden is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Drew Gooden Power forward, Center

48
51 48
Wally Szczerbiak is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Wally Szczerbiak Shooting guard, Small forward

49
45 41
Brevin Knight is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Brevin Knight Point guard

50
54 58
Delonte West is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Delonte West Point guard, Shooting guard