Player of the Decade for each NBA team

Kobe Bryant retired after the 2015-16 season. [Source: Flickr | Sosyo Kultur]
Kobe Bryant retired after the 2015-16 season. [Source: Flickr | Sosyo Kultur]

With the 2010s about to end, here’s each team’s best player during that time.

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With the 2010s decade about to come to a close, let’s take a look at each NBA team’s ‘Player of the Decade.’

For the sake of this article, the 2010s are considered the 2009-10 season up until 2018-19. While many teams were easy to decide upon, some brought a challenge. The amount of time someone spent with the team played a role which is why someone like Kawhi Leonard wasn’t the choice for the Raptors.

Years listed are the seasons that the player spent with that team. All stats listed are courtesy of Basketball-Reference and are from the 2009-10 until the 2018-19 season and are only from when the player played for that particular team.


Atlanta Hawks - Al Horford (2009-10 to 2015-16)

Horford made four All-Star teams in his seven seasons in the 2010s for Atlanta. His averages in 430 games were 15.6 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.2 blocks.


Boston Celtics - Paul Pierce (2009-10 to 2012-13)

Pierce was named an All-Star each of the first three years of the decade and averaged 18.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 3.9 assists over 289 games for Boston in the decade.

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