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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2,960 320
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
2,118 485
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Kyrie Irving Point guard

3
1,332 466
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Mark Price Point guard

4
1,051 403
Larry Nance is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Larry Nance Power forward, Center

5
859 435
Brad Daugherty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

6
1,273 390
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

7
846 497
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

8
760 377
Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Shawn Kemp Power forward

9
908 407
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
555 365
Mo Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Mo Williams Point guard

11
477 266
Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Ron Harper Point guard, Small forward

12
452 236
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
740 331
J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Jr Smith Shooting guard

14
394 204
Austin Carr is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Point Guards of All Time

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625 380
Tristan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
bigulcards added Tristan Thompson Power forward

16
266 138
Lenny Wilkens is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Lenny Wilkens Point guard

17
347 199
Craig Ehlo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Craig Ehlo Shooting guard, Small forward

18
371 198
John
John "Hot Rod" Williams Power forward, Center

19
262 200
Terrell Brandon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Terrell Brandon Point guard

20
308 122
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
idawg387 added Walt Frazier Point guard

21
346 202
Andre Miller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Andre Miller Point guard

The Best Soft Rock Bands of All Time

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392 362
Anderson Varejão is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Anderson Varejão Power forward, Center

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183 153
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

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288 179
Iman Shumpert is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Iman Shumpert Point guard

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268 35
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Kyle Korver Shooting guard, Small forward

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264 125
Richard Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Richard Jefferson Small forward

27
158 228
Timofey Mozgov is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

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270 172
Matthew Dellavedova is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time

The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Centers of All Time

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154 173
Tyrone Hill is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Tyrone Hill Power forward

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198 81
Nate Thurmond is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Nate Thurmond Power forward, Center

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182 165
Dion Waiters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Dion Waiters Point guard, Shooting guard

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108 167
Bobby Phills is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Bobby Phills Shooting guard

33
124 106
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

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155 59
Channing Frye is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
DeanLegend added Channing Frye Power forward, Center

35
148 109
Carlos Boozer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Carlos Boozer Power forward

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124 154
Shawn Marion is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Shawn Marion Small forward, Power forward

37
103 148
Chris Mills is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Chris Mills Small forward

38
115 74
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
234 125
Steve Kerr is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Steve Kerr Point guard, Shooting guard

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112 94
Bingo Smith is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Bingo Smith Shooting guard

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124 90
James Jones is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
James Jones Shooting guard, Small forward

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106 150
Danny Ferry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Danny Ferry Small forward, Power forward

The Best Cleveland Cavaliers Small Forwards of All Time

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86 80
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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83 76
Gerald Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Gerald Wilkins Shooting guard

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68 66
Wally Szczerbiak is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Wally Szczerbiak Shooting guard, Small forward

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117 49
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

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117 71
Campy Russell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Campy Russell Shooting guard, Small forward

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66 74
Jim Chones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Jim Chones Power forward, Center

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57 56
Brevin Knight is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Brevin Knight Point guard

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64 79
Delonte West is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cleveland Cavaliers of All Time
Delonte West Point guard, Shooting guard