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Cavs All-Time Starting Five

CLEVELAND, Sept. 15, 1999 - Mark Price, Austin Carr, Shawn Kemp, Larry Nance and Brad Daugherty have been selected as the CAVS All-Time Starting Five, as announced today by Joe Tait during a press conference at Gund Arena. The All-Time Starting Five was chosen by 32 members of the media in Northeast Ohio, and was announced on Sept. 15, 1999.


All-time Cavs team unanimous selection Brad Daugherty

Brad Daugherty was the only unanimous selection to the team. The seven-foot center played eight seasons as a Cavalier, after being drafted by the team as the first draft pick in the 1986 NBA Draft. He finished his career as the CAVS all-time leading scorer with 10,389 points (19.0 ppg) and rebounder (5,227). Daugherty is also the team's all-time leader in free throws made (2,741) and free throws attempted (3,670).

Mark Price earned 31 votes as one of the starting guards. Price set several franchise standards during the nine years he played in Cleveland, 1986-1995. He is the CAVS all-time leader for 3-pointers made (802), free throw percentage (.906), assists (4,206) and steals (734). Price was named an NBA All-Star four times and is the only Cavalier to be named to the NBA First-Team.

Austin Carr, who received 19.5 votes as the other starting guard, is the CAVS all-time leader for field goals made (4,272). He averaged 16.2 points a game over his nine years as a Cavalier and is listed as the team's second all-time leading scorer with 10,265 points. Carr was the No. 1 draft pick in the 1971 NBA Draft.

Larry Nance received 30.5 votes as a starting forward. He averaged 16.8 points and 8.2 rebounds a game for the CAVS from 1988-94. He helped form the nucleus of the teams which challenged for the Eastern Conference Crown in the late eighties and early nineties. He finished his career as the CAVS fourth leading rebounder (3,561) and sixth leading scorer (7,257). Nance is the NBA's all-time leading shot blocking forward (2,027).

Shawn Kemp was selected as the other starting forward with 18 votes. Kemp has earned his spot in CAVS history in only two short seasons. The "Reign Man" has led the team in scoring and rebounding in each of last two seasons. He was 12th in the NBA with a career-high 20.5 ppg in the 1998-99 season. In 1998 he became the first Cleveland Cavalier to start in the NBA All-Star game.

Other players receiving votes were: World B. Free (13), Mike Mitchell (8), Bingo Smith (3), John Williams (2), Ron Harper (1), Phil Hubbard (1) and Jim Chones (1).