The best international player in the history of each franchise

The best international player in the history of each franchise

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Cleveland Cavaliers

Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Lithuania

A two-time All-Star and a staple of Cleveland Cavaliers basketball throughout the 2000s, the 7-foot-3 Zydrunas Ilgauskas, affectionately known as Big Z, became a fan favorite during his time in northeast Ohio.

Thanks to his soft shooting touch and rim protection, Ilgauskas was an important member of various elite Cavaliers squad, which, obviously, also included LeBron James.

If you take a gander at Cleveland’s record books, you’ll see that the Lithuanian seven-footer ranks second in career points, second in rebounds and first in blocks in Cavaliers history.

You can probably guess who ranks first at the former two stats.

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