The 75 greatest NBA players of the 2010s, ranked

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75) Danilo Gallinari

Italian sharpshooter Danilo Gallinari was selected sixth overall in 2008 and spent the first three seasons of his career with the New York Knicks before being included in a blockbuster trade. He was one of the 11 players included in the deal that sent Carmelo Anthony to New York, with Gallinari being dealt to the Denver Nuggets. That move turned out to be great for Gallinari and the Nuggets, with Gallinari thriving in an uptempo offense and the Nuggets having another weapon.

In the 2012–13 season, he posted a then-career high of 16.2 points per game, though he unfortunately suffered an ACL injury that cost him all of the following season. As with most players who return from an ACL tear, Gallinari saw his production drop during the 2014–15 season.

He averaged 12.4 points before having a bounceback year in 2015-16, putting up an impressive 19.5 points per game. He would later join the LA Clippers and have the best season of his career by averaging 19.8 points while shooting a blistering 43.3% from distance.

That strong season resulted in him being included in the trade that would net the Clippers Paul George. Gallinari ultimately averaged 16.4 points and 5.0 rebounds in 521 games but with no awards to show for it, making him underrated.