The 75 greatest NBA players of the 2010s, ranked

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46) Marc Gasol

Grizzlies legend Marc Gasol spent most of the 2010s in Memphis, helping them reach new heights. Gasol was acquired in a deal with the Lakers that sent his older brother Pau to Los Angeles. That deal was initially hastily criticized but ultimately worked out well for both teams, with Pau helping the Lakers make three straight NBA Finals and win back-to-back championships.

Meanwhile, Marc helped the Grizzles make seven straight playoff appearances, including the West Finals in 2013, marking—see what I did there—the best stretch in franchise history. He would play a total of 11 seasons with the Grizzles and 9 and 1/2 in the decade before being traded to the Toronto Raptors, with the team doing him a solid job by moving him to a contender to give him a shot at winning a title.

He did just that, with Gasol winning a championship to end the decade. With three all-star appearances, a Defensive Player of the Year award, and a championship, as well as averaging 15.4 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.5 blocks in 713 games, he certainly had a strong decade. As a result, Gasol comes in at 46th on this list of the 75 greatest players of the 2010s.