March 2, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA: Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Cribbs during the game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Chicago Bulls at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE
This group of power forwards all failed to live up to expectations with the Cavaliers and are all probably remembered in a worse light than they probably should be if you really look at their on court performance.
While they each provided some great play none of them was able to become the star that was hoped they would become with the Cavaliers.
Take a gander at who the candidates for this title are after the jump.Carlos Boozer, 2002-2004: Even though he left under some pretty bad circumstances, Boozer played 156 solid games while averaged 12.6 points, 9.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and nearly a steal and block per game while being one of the brightest young players in the NBA. He even shot 53% from the floor. His PER was a solid 19.5 even though he was just 21 and 22 during his time with the Cavaliers. It was very unfortunate that Boozer wasn't around for the LeBron James days.
Antawn Jamison, 2009-2012: Jamison played with the Cavaliers for 146 games after coming over as a trade that was supposed to help keep James in Cleveland ahead of the 2010 playoffs. He averaged 17 points, 7 rebounds and 1.5 rebounds a night with the Cavs. He was not a high percentage shooter and in 2011-2012 hit only 40.3% of his shots. He also didn't provide great rebounding for a front court player as he had at earlier points in his career. His PER with the team was 16.5.
Drew Gooden, 2004-2008: Gooden played 292 games with the Cavaliers but each of his 3.5 seasons with the Cavaliers ended up being worse than the previous one. After a super start in 2004-2005 he couldn't manage to keep up his high level of play. He averaged 12 points, 9 rebounds and an assist per game in his 30 minutes per game. He was a consistent starter for the team but ran out of favor with the team and was eventually shipped to the Chicago Bulls. His PER was 17.5 in Cleveland.
Who was the best power forward of the century for the Cleveland Cavaliers?
Carlos Boozer (304 votes)
Antawn Jamison (169 votes)
Drew Gooden (113 votes)
586 total votes