The 75 greatest NBA players of the 2010s, ranked

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37) Kevin Garnett

At the start of the 2010s, NBA legend Kevin Garnett was not nearly the same player he was during the 1990s or 2000s but he was still effective. He spent the first four seasons of the decade with the Boston Celtics and despite being in his thirties, he helped guide the Celtics to the NBA Finals in 2010.

There, KG and the Celtics squared off against Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers in a rematch of the 2008 NBA Finals. Unfortunately for Garnett and Boston, they came up just short, having the series slip away in the final minutes of Game 7.

Afterward, the Celtics core of Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen began to break up, with Allen leaving for the Miami Heat in 2012. Meanwhile, Garnett and Paul Pierce were traded to the Brooklyn Nets in 2013. However, KG wasn't the same player, and the Nets later traded him back to the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he spent a season and a half before retiring in 2016.

In total, Garnett averaged 11.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 407 games between 2009-10 and 2015-16 and made three all-star teams. Although that production may be relatively underwhelming by Garnett standards, he is still a cut above most of the players who played in the 2010s.