The 75 greatest NBA players of the 2010s, ranked

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67) Nikola Vucevic

It's hard to believe that Chicago Bulls starting center Nikola Vucevic has already played 13 seasons in the NBA, with his career spanning two decades, including most of the 2010s. He started off the 2010s with the Philadelphia 76ers, serving as a backup big man before being traded to the Orlando Magic in the summer of 2012, where he thrived in a larger role.

Over the final seven seasons of the decade, he put up strong numbers, including averaging 16.8 points and 10.8 rebounds per game and developed into a stretch five. Not only that, but he helped the Magic make the playoffs in 2018-19, the final year of the decade, with Vucevic posting 20.8 points, 12 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per contest en route to his first all-star appearance. Although the Magic didn't win a lot of games with Vucevic, he was their best player for several years during that era. 

Better yet, the trade that sent him to the Chicago Bulls helped the Magic rebuild by giving them a starting center in Wendell Carter, as well as the draft picks that became Franz Wagner and Jett Black. Overall, with strong numbers and an All-Star appearance, Vucevic did more than enough to prove that he was among the best players of the 2010s.