The 75 greatest NBA players of the 2010s, ranked

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34) John Wall

2010 number one overall pick John Wall spent the entirety of the decade with the Washington Wizards, nine seasons overall, and lived up to the hype. The Wizards were in need of a player to build around after the end of the Gilbert Arenas era and as a talented playmaker and defender, Wall helped the team move on. With Wall, the Wizards would make three Eastern Conference semifinals and make another playoff appearance, though they failed to build a perennial contender due to draft misteps and some limitations to Wall's game.

Nevertheless, he was still a terrific player and one of the better point guards of the 2010's, posting 19 points, 9.2 assists, and 1.7 steals per game over 573 games—all with the Wizards. Unfortunately, towards the end of that run, injuries began to become an issue for Wall, who missed 41 games in 2017-18 and 50 in 2018-19 before losing an entire year in 2019-20. 

Fortunately, he still logged enough games to qualify here. With six straight all-star appearances as well as making an all-NBA third team, it proves that he was highly regarded during that time. In the five seasons since the start of the 2020s, Wall has appeared in just 74 games and his career appears to be over, though at least he put together a strong decade during the 2010s.