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NBA All-Decade Team

by Jeff Briggs

As the NBA playoffs wind down we come to the end of the first decade of NBA in the new millennium, the zeros, or the aughts, or whatever you may call them. With the ending near, it's time to take a look back and determine the NBA All-Decade Team. Some may argue we are still one year away from the end of the decade, but for the purpose of this team, we will be looking at the NBA seasons from 1999-2000 up through the end of this, the 2008-2009 season, and the 2000-2009 playoffs.

In naming the all-decade team there were some tough choices of who to put on and who to leave off. Some of today's best players have just 4-6 years of NBA experience: have they racked up enough honors to earn a spot? Others were league leaders in the early decade and fell off as their career winded down.

RCS creates a full 12-man sqaud. Five starters and seven bench players. Who made the team?