The 75 greatest NBA players of the 2010s, ranked

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30) Karl-Anthony Towns

Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns is one of the younger players to make the cut on this list. Towns was selected first overall in the 2015 draft by the Timberwolves and he spent four seasons putting up big numbers in the 2010s. In 2015-16, he won Rookie of the Year after averaging 18.3 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks. 

However, he was even better during his sophomore season, putting up an impressive 25.1 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game. Surprisingly, he was snubbed and didn't make either the All-Star team or the All-NBA team that year. Over the final two seasons of the decade, he solidified himself as one of the best-shooting big men in the NBA, with back-to-back seasons shooting above 40% from three on at least 3.5 attempts per game. 

He also made consecutive all-star teams and an All-NBA third team. In 323 games over those four seasons, KAT averaged more than 22 points, nearly 12 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks. While he played fewer games than many on this list, a major award, two all-star appearances, and an All-NBA team selection are more than enough for him to rank as one of the top players of the 2010s.