The 75 greatest NBA players of the 2010s, ranked

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60) Victor Oladipo

One-time NBA star Victor Oladipo was a late bloomer of sorts. He started his career with the Orlando Magic and put up solid numbers, including averaging nearly 18 points per game during his sophomore season in 2014–15. However, he was included in the trade that sent Oklahoma City Thunder star Serge Ibaka to the Magic.

Oladipo had one solid year with the Thunder before being included, along with Domantas Sabonis, in a deal with the Indiana Pacers for Paul George. In Indiana, Oladipo thrived, unexpectedly increasing his scoring average by 7.2 to 23.1 points in addition to averaging 5.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. That resulted in his first all-star appearance in his fifth year in the league and him making the all-NBA second team in 17-18. 

Oladipo appeared to be well on his way to becoming a perennial all-star and made the all-star team in 2018–19, but struggled with injuries and ruptured his Achilles halfway through the season. That basically ended his run as a top NBA player, though Oladipo averaged 17.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 402 games during the 2010s. Add in back-to-back all-star appearances and an all-NBA team selection and he accomplished more than most players did during that 10-year span.