The 25 Most Versatile Players in NBA History

16. John Havlicek

"Official" position: Small Forward
Other position(s) played: Shooting Guard
Career years: (1962-1978)
Career stats: 20.8 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 4.8 APG, 1.2 SPG, 0.3 BPG
Accolades: 8x NBA Champion, 1x NBA Finals MVP, 13x NBA All-Star, 4x All-NBA First Team, 7x All-NBA Second Team, 5x NBA All-Defensive First Team, 3x NBA All-Defensive Second Team, 1963 NBA All-Rookie First Team

Who is the leading scorer in Celtics' history? Nope, not Larry Bird or Paul Pierce; it's John Havlicek. Hondo was the man who linked generations of Celtics' stars together and was willing to do anything on the court to win the game. A tenacious defender who thrived on the physical style of play in the 1970s, Havlicek never played in fewer than 71 games in a season over the course of his career and played in all 82 five different times (including his final season at age 37, where he also averaged 34.1 minutes per game). He was also an exceptional scorer on the offensive side of the ball, averaging 23.8 points to go along with 7.3 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game during his prime from 1967 through 1974. He's also credited as being the game's first sixth man.

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