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90s All-Decade Team
August 28, 2014
Cavaliers '90s All-Decade Team - G - Mark Price: After being drafted 25th overall by the Dallas Mavericks in 1986, Price was traded to the Cavaliers for a second-rounder in 1989. After one year backing up John Bagley, Price established himself as one of the most dangerous point guards in the league – averaging 16.4 ppg over the course of his prolific nine-year run in Cleveland. He was an All-Star in 1989, 1992, 1993 and 1994 – winning the Three-Point Shootout in ’93 and ’94.
Cavaliers '90s All-Decade Team - G - Mark Price: Price, the first Cavalier in team history to make 1st team All-NBA, was more than just a shooter – ranking in the NBA’s top 10 in assists in five of his nine years with the Cavaliers. He’s still the franchise’s all-time leader with 4,206. In team history, 2nd all-time in steals (734), 5th in points scored (9,543), 6th in games played (582) along with field goals made (3,429) and attempted (7,165). Price’s uniform No. 25 was raised to the rafters on November 13, 1999.
Cavaliers '90s All-Decade Team - G - Mark Price: For all the (rightful) praise that Price gets as a three-point shooter – and he was deadly from beyond the arc, still the all-time leader in Cavs history with 802 treys; third in all-time percentage at .409 – he was also one of the league’s all-time greatest free throw shooters. His .903 career mark is second all-time behind only Steve Nash. (He shot .906 with the Cavs, tops in team history) Price shot .947 from the stripe in 1991-92 and .948 in 1992-93.
Cavaliers '90s All-Decade Team - G - Terrell Brandon: After being tabbed with the 11th overall pick in the 1991 Draft following a record-breaking career at Oregon, Brandon appeared in all 82 games in his first two seasons in Cleveland, making a big leap in 1994-95, Price’s final season with the Cavaliers. Brandon played six seasons with the Cavaliers before being dealt – along with Tyrone Hill and a future first-rounder – to Milwaukee as part of the three-team deal that brought Shawn Kemp to Cleveland.
Cavaliers '90s All-Decade Team - G - Terrell Brandon: The Portland, Oregon native took over where Price left off in 1995-96, earning his first All-Star appearance while averaging 19.3 points and 6.4 assists per contest in his first year as a starter. He was even better the following year, making his second straight trip to the All-Star Game and establishing himself as the squad’s floor general. During that season, Sports Illustrated featured him on the cover, labeling him “The Best Point Guard in the NBA.” Brandon also won the NBA Sportsmanship Award following the 1996-97 season.
Cavaliers '90s All-Decade Team - G - Terrell Brandon: The soft-spoken Brandon – who’s been running his own barbershop for the past 22 years – averaged 17.4 ppg over his final three seasons with the Cavaliers, including 19.3 ppg in the 1996 Playoffs. In his half-dozen years in Cleveland, Brandon still made his way into the Cavaliers record books – ranking 4th all-time in free throw percentage (.868), 4th in assists (2,235), 5th in steals (621) and 10th in both field goals attempted (724) and made (261).
Cavaliers '90s All-Decade Team - F - Hot Rod Williams: When it comes to durability and consistency, you’d be hard-pressed to find a player who did it better for almost a decade. In nine seasons with the Cavs, Williams averaged double-digits in every single one. Drafted with the 45th overall pick in the 1985 Draft, Hot Rod spent his first season in the USBL before coming to Cleveland. He wrapped up his 13-year career after the 1998-99 season – playing two years with the Suns and one with Dallas.
Cavaliers '90s All-Decade Team - F - Hot Rod Williams: Hot Rod, who starred at Tulane University, averaged 12.9 ppg in the regular season and 12.4 ppg in the playoffs over the course of his career in Cleveland. Williams started every game as a rookie – joining the incoming freshman class of Brad Daugherty, Ron Harper and Mark Price – but was primarily the Cavaliers’ sixth man in every year but his last two. His best season was 1989-90, when he appeared in all 82 games (but started only 29) – averaging 16.8 points and 8.1 boards per contest.
Cavaliers '90s All-Decade Team - F - Hot Rod Williams: Nicknamed “Hot Rod” as a baby by his grandmother for the way he used to scoot backwards across the carpet and make hot rod noises, Williams is the Cavaliers’ all-time second-leading shot-blocker (1,200) and third-leading rebounder (4,669). Only Bingo Smith, Danny Ferry and Zydrunas Ilgauskas have played more games as a Cavalier than Hot Rod (661) and only LeBron James and Big Z have played more minutes (20,802).
Cavaliers '90s All-Decade Team - F - Larry Nance: On February 25, 1988, Cleveland sent Kevin Johnson, Mark West and Tyrone Corbin to Phoenix in exchange for Larry Nance and Mike Sanders – a move that changed the trajectory of both teams and took a young Cavaliers squad to a new level. The inaugural Slam Dunk Contest winner in 1984, Nance brought six years of solid experience to a squad in desperate need of a veteran.
Cavaliers '90s All-Decade Team - F - Larry Nance: Aside from 1990-91 – the year Mark Price tore his ACL and was limited to 16 games – the Cavaliers made the playoffs in each season that Nance, Price and Brad Daugherty were teamed up. In all, Nance made five postseason appearances with Cleveland, averaging 16.9 ppg over that span. Nance made two All-Star appearances – in 1989 and 1993 – and is one of only two Cavs in team history to be named All-Defensive First Team.
Cavaliers '90s All-Decade Team - F - Larry Nance: Nance’s name is scattered throughout the Cavaliers’ all-time record books. Among franchise leaders, he ranks 3rd in blocked shots (1,087) and in field goal percentage (.530), 8th points scored (7,257) as well as field goals made (2,945) and attempted (5,444). One of the greatest rebounders in team history, Nance ranks 6th in offensive rebounds (1,067), 6th in defensive rebounds (2,494) and 6th in overall rebounding (3,561). His uniform No. 22 was retired on January 30, 1995.
Cavaliers '90s All-Decade Team - C - Brad Daugherty: As good as center Brad Daugherty was in the ‘80s, he was even better in the first few years of the following decade. Daugherty averaged almost 68 games a season before a back injury cut short his fantastic career before the 1994-95 season. After averaging 17.5 ppg through his first four seasons in the league, Daugherty’s scoring average to start the ‘90s was 21.6, 21.5, 20.2 points per game.
Cavaliers '90s All-Decade Team - C - Brad Daugherty: Daugherty made two All-Star appearances in the ‘80s and three more in the ‘90s. As good as the former No. 1 overall pick was in the regular season during those years, he was just as good in the playoffs – averaging 21.0 points in the postseason as the Cavaliers attempted to solve Michael Jordan’s Bulls. Despite the injury that prevented him from ever playing a game at Gund/Quicken Loans Arena, his number 43 still hangs in the rafters.
Cavaliers '90s All-Decade Team - C - Brad Daugherty: Daugherty was third team All-NBA (along with teammate Mark Price) following the 1991-92 season. He finished among the league’s top 5 in field goal percentage from 1991-93, among the top 10 in rebounding in 1990-91 and among the NBA’s top 20 in scoring from 1990-93. Just entering his prime at 28, Daugherty suffered a career-ending herniated lumbar disc injury in mid-February of the 1993-94 season.
Cavaliers '90s All-Decade Team - Sixth Man - Craig Ehlo: Other players might have had better short statistical runs during the 1990s, but maybe no player is a better testament to the toughness and resiliency of the Cavaliers during their early-decade playoff runs. After making the team as a 10-day-contract guy in 1987, Ehlo averaged double-figures in each of his final four seasons with Cleveland – including a 10.6 ppg playoff average in five trips to the postseason.
Cavaliers '90s All-Decade Team - Sixth Man - Craig Ehlo: Though he’s unfortunately been synonymous with “The Shot,” the Lubbock, Texas native played seven solid seasons for the Cavaliers – playing in all 82 games in three of those. Ehlo is still in the Cavaliers all-time top ten in steals (4th; 661), three-pointers made (6th; 381) and attempted (6th; 1,001), games (9th; 513) and minutes played (10th; 14,701) and assists (9th; 1,803).
Cavaliers '90s All-Decade Team - Coach - Mike Fratello: Fratello, who would eventually win Coach of the Year honors with Memphis, guided the Cavaliers to the playoffs in four seasons and finished with a 248-212 (.548) mark with Cleveland. Now a full-time broadcaster, he ranks 19th on the NBA's all-time win list, 21st in games coached.
Cavaliers '90s All-Decade Team - Coach - Mike Fratello: Despite back-to-back 50-win seasons, Lenny Wilkens resigned after the 1992-93 season following a 4-0 postseason sweep by the Chicago Bulls. On June 17, the Cavaliers named Mike Fratello – who had won 50 games in four straight seasons with Atlanta in the late-80s – as the team’s new head coach.
Cavaliers '90s All-Decade Team - Coach - Mike Fratello: Aside from the strike-shortened 1998-99 season, the Cavaliers never finished below .500 in the Czar’s six seasons in Cleveland. The Hackensack, New Jersey native converted the Cavs into one of the stingiest defenses in NBA history. In 1994-95, the Cavaliers boasted the NBA’s best defense – holding opponents to just 89.8 ppg and keeping foes beneath the century mark a league-high 62 times. The next year, Cleveland set an NBA mark for allowing the fewest points per game in a season at 88.5 ppg, topping a record held since 1954-55. Fratello’s squad held opponents under 100 points in 22 of their final 24 contests and in 68 total games that season.
Cavaliers '90s All-Decade Team - Honorable Mention - Bobby Phills: The late Bobby Phills signed with the Cavaliers as a free agent late in the 1991-92 season and would go on to play five more years with Cleveland. In Mike Fratello’s stingy defensive system, the unselfish and ultra-athletic Phills was the perfect fit. He averaged double-digits in all three of his final seasons in Cleveland, including 14.6 ppg in 1995-96. In 1997, he signed a free agent deal with the Hornets. Three years later, he was tragically killed in a car crash leaving the arena in Charlotte.
Cavaliers '90s All-Decade Team - Honorable Mention - Shawn Kemp: After arriving in a blockbuster three-team trade that sent Terrell Brandon and Tyrone Hill to Milwaukee, the Cavaliers acquired the five-time All-Star before the start of the 1997-98 season. The Reign Man was advertised through most of his three seasons in Cleveland – averaging 18.0 ppg in the regular season and 26.0 in the playoffs during his first campaign. He represented the Cavs in the 1998 All-Star Game and had a solid three-year run, averaging 18.5 ppg from 1997-2000, before being dealt to Portland in exchange for Chris Gatling, Clarence Weatherspoon and a first round pick (that turned out to be Brendan Haywood).
Cavaliers '90s All-Decade Team - Honorable Mention - Tyrone Hill: The former Xavier standout still holds the Cavaliers’ record for best field goal percentage in a season – shooting an even .600 from the floor in 1996-97. Hill, who arrived in a trade with Golden State in 1993, is still in the Cavaliers’ all-time Top 10 in all three major rebounding categories and is 5th all-time FG percentage (.521). He spent six seasons in Cleveland, made three playoff appearances and represented the Cavaliers in the 1995 All-Star Game.
Cavaliers '90s All-Decade Team - Honorable Mention - Chris Mills: After being taken with the 22nd pick in the 1993 Draft, Chris Mills didn’t have a standout career in Cleveland – he was simply rock-solid in each of his four years with the Cavs. The sleepy-eyed swingman never played less than 79 games in a season and averaged double-figures in every one but his rookie campaign (although he did average 17.0 ppg in the playoffs that year). Before signing a free agent deal with the Celtics after the 1996-97 season, Mills averaged 12.6 ppg during the regular season and 12.5 ppg in the playoffs for Cleveland.