The 25 Best NBA Players Of The Decade, Ranked

24. Marc Gasol

Pau Gasol called it quits earlier in 2019, and will likely be elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame when he becomes eligible five years from now. It won’t be too long after when his brother Marc joins him in Springfield. The younger Gasol has made a name for himself as one of the decade’s standout bigs. Though he doesn’t possess quite the offensive firepower of Pau, Marc has been the better defensive player – evidenced by his Defensive Player of the Year trophy in 2013. Gasol was a staple for the “Grit ‘n’ Grind” Memphis Grizzlies teams for his toughness, smarts, and uncanny passing ability before emerging as the missing piece on the 2019 championship-winning Toronto Raptors squad. Gasol ended the decade with a bang, adding his first NBA title ring as well as a Gold Medal finish in the 2019 World Cup in China while playing for his home country of Spain.

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