The NBA All-Decade Team

December 30th, 2009 by Shady Botros Leave a reply »
The decade has seen its share of stars, and the game has changed since the last decade. Talented big men have almost become extinct, and the influence of international players has grown which has resulted in the league becoming more diverse.

My criteria for picking the all decade teams was simple—just pick the five guys I thought accomplished the most this decade based on their overall body of work, which is why you won’t see younger guys like Chris Paul or Deron Williams, those are the players of the next decade.


First team

PG: Steve Nash gets the starting point guard spot. All the positions were easy to pick except point guard, as it came down to Steve Nash and Jason Kidd. Kidd has led his team to two finals appearances to Nash’s zero. Kidd also has the edge in all star appearances. Kidd is a much better defender even at this point in his career, and Kidd was the starter over Nash back when both played in Phoenix.

However I would give the edge to Nash. Although Nash’s teams never made the finals, they were better teams than Jason Kidd’s Nets. The two years that Kidd’s Nets made the finals despite never to ...

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