The 75 greatest NBA players of the 2010s, ranked

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10) Anthony Davis

NBA superstar Anthony Davis got his start with the New Orleans Hornets after being selected first overall in 2012. He spent the first seven seasons of his career and the entirety of the decade with the Hornets and Pelicans, averaging a terrific 23.7 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.4 blocks, and 1.4 steals over 466 games.

Not only that but he made six straight all-star teams, three all-NBA first teams, and three all-defensive teams, making him one of the most decorated big men of that era. Despite that, the Pelicans had limited success, making the playoffs just twice in his seven seasons there.

They did manage to sweep a high sweep third-seed Portland Trail Blazers and compete against a super team, the Golden State Warriors, that featured four future Hall of Famers. That playoff run in 2018 marked the high point of his tenure, with him later being moved to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2019 but his time with the Lakers isn't included in this ranking. Instead, his resume with the Hornets and Pelicans is more than enough for him to rank as the 15th greatest player of the 2010s.