The 75 greatest NBA players of the 2010s, ranked

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20) Dwight Howard

Eight-time NBA all-star Dwight Howard spent 18 seasons in the league, with the 2010s serving as his second decade. While he wasn't quite as dominant during that 10-year span, he still put together several strong seasons. 

Actually, he made the all-star team five straight seasons to start the decade, though after the 2011–12 season, he began to decline. After spending the 2010–11 season with the Orlando Magic, his last with the team, he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, where he spent a drama-filled season playing through a back injury.

That ended up being a turning point in his career and the beginning of the end of his time as a star. He signed with Houston in 2012 and took a back seat to star James Harden, with his stats dropping in each of his three seasons there before signing with the Atlanta Hawks.

He was subsequently traded to the Charlotte Hornets and ended the decade with the Washington Wizards, his fifth team in 10 years. While his bouncing around from team to team didn't help his production, he still managed to average 17.4 points, 12.7 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks in 477 games in the 2010s.

He also won two Defensive Player of the Year awards, made three All-Defensive first teams, three all-NBA first teams, and made five overall. Add in five all-star appearances and Howard still had a terrific decade.