The 75 greatest NBA players of the 2010s, ranked

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56) Jamal Crawford

Nicknamed J-Crossover, guard Jamal Crawford had a long career that made him both popular around the league and well-traveled. During the 2010s alone, Crawford spent time with the Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Phoenix Suns. Usually, when a player plays for that many teams in a relatively short amount of time, they aren't very good, though he was clearly the exception.  

With 14.2 points per game in 729 games, mostly off the bench, Crawford won an NBA record three Sixth Man of the Year awards. Actually, he started just 40 games during that stretch, embracing his role as an off-the-bench spark. Had he started and played around 32 minutes a game, Crawford's scoring would equal 17 points per game. 

Considering that he was 29 at the start of the decade and played all 10 seasons of the 2010s, that is all the more impressive. Even still, it's hard to believe that he never made an all-star team and is the only player on this list to win a major award three times without so much as an all-star team or an NBA appearance to show for it, making him unique.