The 25 Greatest Players in Cleveland Cavaliers History

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8. Jim Chones (1974-79)

Jim Chones

The Cavaliers’ first quality big man, his broken foot prior to the start of the 1976 Eastern Conference finals doomed what might have been a championship season for the Cavaliers.

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Brad Sullivan is a lead writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has spent much of life in the Cleveland, Ohio area, and has remained a Cavalier fan from their 1970 beginnings through the return of LeBron James. While that fandom was sorely tested during the Reign of Error known simply by one word, Stepien, that overall historical perspective will be part of his writing for Cavaliers Nation in the months ahead.