Cleveland Cavaliers: 15 best forwards of all-time

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Lamond Murray, Cleveland Cavaliers
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(1999-02). Lamond Murray. 15. player. 156. . SF

Lamond Murray made a brief stop in Cleveland during his 11-year career in the NBA. In three seasons, he was a threat from inside and outside the arc. He did more than enough in his time to be considered a solid forward. So he’s where the list begins.

Murray joined the team after being traded from the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1999 offseason for Johnny Newman and Derek Anderson. Through three seasons, he averaged a career-high 15.0 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game.

He shot over 40 percent from 3-point range for the first time in his career during the 2001-02 season, going 42.4 percent from behind the arc. During the same year, he recorded a career-high 40 points against the Golden State Warriors on Jan. 2, 2002.

In a 113-98 victory, he shot 16-of-23 (69.6 percent) from the field with three made 3-pointers in the contest. That season, he averaged a career-high 16.6 points per game, while nearly shooting better from 3-point land when compared to his overall field-goal range.

After missing the 2002-03 season due to injury, he was traded once again to the Toronto Raptors. Approaching the end of the road, Cleveland was lucky to get the most out of Murray when they could.