The 75 greatest NBA players of the 2010s, ranked

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65) DeAndre Jordan

Long-time NBA center DeAndre Jordan is still in the league even after being drafted in 2008. Jordan spent most of the 2010s with the LA Clippers and became an integral part of Lob City, which also featured Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. Their big three carried the Clippers to seven straight playoff appearances, helping to change the team's culture after 40 years of being among the worst teams in sports. 

While Paul and Griffin were rewarded with multiple all-star and all-NBA appearances, Jordan was often tasked with doing the dirty work. He was the backbone of the Clippers defense and dominated the glass, including snatching at least 13.6 rebounds per game over his last five seasons in L.A.

He also led the league in field goal percentage for five straight seasons, thanks to constantly being fed by CP3. His best season came during 2016–17, when he averaged 12.7 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks, making his first all-star team.

Jordan later signed with the Dallas Mavericks, years after he infamously backed out of signing there in free agency. His time in Dallas didn't last long, with him being accused of being a lazy and selfish player. He was then abruptly traded to the New York Knicks towards the end of the decade. He closed out the 2010s with a solid average of 9.6 points on 67% shooting, plus 11.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 766 games, making him one of the more valuable big men of the era.