The 75 greatest NBA players of the 2010s, ranked

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54) Mike Conley

During the 2010s, Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley flew under the radar, although he was one of the better point guards in the NBA. Conley spent the first 12 seasons of his career and all ten years of the decade with the Grizzlies, helping turn them into a contender.

With Conley running the show, Memphis had their best streak of success in team history, making the playoffs for seven straight seasons. Over that run, he put up 15.3 points, 5.8 assists, and 1.5 steals per game in 735 games while serving as the second or third option alongside Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph.

That trio went up against the best teams in the Western Conference, including the San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors, and Oklahoma City Thunder, and held their own and sometimes even beat them in the playoffs. With Conley playing in a slow offense that featured two other stars, it probably suppressed his numbers and combined to help keep him from making the all-star team until his 14th year in the NBA.

Unfortunately for him, that happened during the following decade but factor in his steady playmaking, knack for hitting clutch shots and being a good defender, and he was and is one of the better all-around point guards in the NBA.