The 25 Most Versatile Players in NBA History

25. Penny Hardaway

"Official" position: Point Guard
Other position(s) played: Shooting Guard, Small Forward
Career years: (1993-2007)
Career stats: 15.2 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 5.0 APG, 1.6 SPG, 0.4 BPG
Accolades: 4x NBA All-Star, 2x All-NBA First Team, 1x All-NBA Third Team, 1994 NBA All-Rookie First Team

After such a promising start, Penny Hardaway's career was derailed by injuries and left us all to wonder just how great the former Magic guard could have been. His dramatic decline following microfracture surgery leading into the 2000-01 season marked the end of Hardaway's run as one of the most unique players in the game, a 6'7" point guard who had the athleticism to man up on Michael Jordan but the size to get into the paint against Hakeem Olajuwon. His left knee ultimately betrayed him, though, and the formerly explosive player was forced to shift into a supporting role later in his career.

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