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After unveiling the worst Cleveland Cavaliers player at each position during the early part of the summer we're now moving on to the best players. After already naming Byron Scott the best coach we'll examine who was the best player from 2000-2001 until now at each specific position.
As usual, the winner will be determined by the readers of Fear the Sword. After the jump take a look at the candidates for this spot.
Andre Miller, 1999-2002: Miller actually joined the franchise as the 8th overall pick of the 1999 NBA Draft and had three strong seasons to open his career with the Cavs. He played 33 minutes per game in his 245 games on the roster. His averages were 14.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 8.2 assists per game. He was never much of a shooter from beyond the arc but had solid free throw and field goal percentages for a point guard. His final Cavalier PER was 20.2. After the 2002 season he was shipped to the Los Angeles Clippers for a package centered around Darius Miles.
Kyrie Irving, 2011-present: The reigning NBA Rookie of the Year has gained large acclaim for his Uncle Drew video, USA basketball heroics this summer and for his stellar first NBA season despite such a limited college career. He played 51 games last winter and averaged 18.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 5.4 assists in about 31 minutes per game. His shooting slash was .469/.399/.872 which is one of the best in the league for a guard. While he's still working on becoming an elite defender he is widely viewed as one of the next future superstars in the NBA. It is expected that Irving will be heard from quite a bit in the future. His rookie PER was 21.4.
Mo Williams, 2008-2011: Williams played a big role in some special Cavalier seasons as the team won over 60 games twice in his tenure. He played in 186 games for the team and averaged about 16 points, 3 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game. Williams was a great shooter and nailed 41% of his 3's and 89% of his free throws as a Cav. He logged a PER of 16.0 with the team.
Which of these players has been the best Cavalier point guard since 2000?
Andre Miller (82 votes)
Kyrie Irving (644 votes)
Mo Williams (60 votes)
786 total votes