The NBA All-Decade Team by Position from 2000-2010

November 10th, 2010 by Jonathan Tjarks Leave a reply »
While no one could bring the NBA to the heights of popularity it reached when Michael Jordan ruled the league, the decade of 2000-2010 featured a slew of Hall of Fame caliber players great in their own right.

Laker dynasties book-ended the decade, while Tim Duncan's Spurs quietly piled up championships in non-consecutive odd-numbered years.

Perhaps the biggest on-court development was the continued evolution of the seven-footer, as guys like Kevin Garnett and Dirk Nowitzki played magnificently all the way out to the three-point line, creating a matchup nightmare defenses have yet to solve.

The newest generation of seven-footers grew up wanting to shoot 3-pointers and handle the ball, resulting in a more dynamic brand of basketball and a gradual diminishing of genuine back to the basket threats.

Without further adieu, here is one man's all-decade team:

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