Cleveland Cavaliers' Worst of the Century: A Compilation

March 13, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA: General view before the game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE

For the past few weeks the masses at FTS have been voting on who the worst Cavalier of this century at each position who actually played has been.

These players probably aren't very memorable for most reasons and I personally don't really remember any of them that well. That is most likely a good thing though judging by some of their statistics.

After the jump I'm going to post their profiles again for one last read. I'm even going to take this one step further and throw up a poll so you can vote on which one of these guys was the worst of the worst. Enjoy.

Point Guard

Milt Palacio, 2002-2003: Milt played just a single season with the team and played in 80 games while starting 46. He shot 41.8% from the field and 21.6% from deep. He played 24.7 minutes per game and averaged 5.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game for the franchise. His Cavaliers PER was 8.2.

Milt won 40% of the votes.

Shooting Guard

Lucious Harris, 2004-2005: Harris finished up his career by playing 73 games for the Cavs and had his worst pro season by any statistical measure pretty much. At age 34 it was clear he was on his way out of the league and in the 16 minutes per night he logged for Cleveland he tallied 4.3 points, 1.7 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game with a shooting percentage under 40%. His Cavaliers PER was just a 9.0 and he had poor numbers in the true shooting and effective field goal categories.

Lucious won 43% of the votes.

Small Forward

Ira Newble, 2003-2008: He played in 109 games with the Cavaliers and averaged about 4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1 assist per game in 18 minutes per night. He wasn't an effective scorer and even shot below 30% from the field one season, 2005-2006. His role was actually kind of legit for his first two seasons with the team and then after that his minutes were curtailed for obvious reasons. His PER with Cleveland didn't come close to double digits and ended up close to 8.

Ira won 56% of the votes.

Power Forward

Jawad Williams, 2008-2011: In 90 career games spanning just 13 minutes per night, the North Carolina product tallied just 340 points. The 6'9 Ohio native notched just 3.8 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game and shot below 40% from the field and beyond the arc. Perhaps most alarmingly, Williams averaged only 4.2 rebounds per 36 minutes. Do you remember a certain player named Ryan Hollins who was a very bad center for the Cavs? Well, he was one of the worst rebounding bigs ever and he even averaged 6.3 rebounds per 36! Jawad's PER with Cleveland finished at a meek 7.1.

Jawad won 59% of the votes.


DeSagana Diop, 2001-2005: The big Diop dropped played four largely unproductive years with the Cavaliers and shot just 36% from the field and scored just 310 total points with the team. In 11 minutes per game he scored 1.6 points and snagged 2.6 boards. He did block 0.9 shots per game in those limited minutes though. His PER with the Cavaliers was 7.7 and the team scored a measly 80 points per 100 possessions when he was on the court.

DeSagana won 47% of the votes.


Randy Wittman, 1999-2001: Wittman was 62-102 in his pair of seasons on the bench. The team finished 6th in the division both years. He didn't reach the playoffs with Cleveland.

Coach Wittman secured 31% of the votes.

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