Cavs: LeBron James leads the Cavaliers’ All-2010s Team

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The Cleveland Cavaliers went through the highest of highs and the lowest of lows during the 2010s. The greatest achievement in franchise history was LeBron James leading the team to a title and bringing the Larry O’Brian trophy to Cleveland. On the other hand, James falling apart in the 2010 playoffs and then taking his talents to South Beach was the lowest of lows for the Cavs and their fans.

LeBron James was not the only player to suit up for the Cavs during the decade, and in fact he only played in five seasons across our sample, his last year before leaving for Miami and the four seasons of his return. Tristan Thompson played the most games for the club, with 562 and over 15,000 minutes. Andrew Bogut is at the other end, played less than a minute.

The 2010s were the best of times and the worst of times for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Which five players make the Cavs’ All-2010s Team?

There are plenty of angles with which we can look at the decade. What were the five greatest moments, and why were they all The Block? Who were the greatest enemies: the Boston Celtics, the Golden State Warriors, or whichever scout submitted the report on Anthony Bennett?

The angle we are going to use today will be to find the best players that wore the wine-and-gold last decade. Sticking loosely to positions, which five players make up the Cavs’ All-2010s Team? With a tip of the hat to honorable mentions Anderson Varajao, Matthew Dellavedova and Shaquille O’Neal (who always deserves a shout-out, even if he doesn’t deserve to be on this list) let’s start at the first guard position.