The 25 Most Versatile Players in NBA History

23. Pete Maravich

"Official" position: Shooting Guard
Other position(s) played: Point Guard
Career years: (1970-1980)
Career stats: 24.2 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 5.4 APG, 1.4 SPG, 0.3 BPG
Accolades: 5x NBA All-Star, 2x All-NBA First Team, 2x All-NBA Second Team, 1971 NBA All-Rookie First Team

"Pistol Pete" Maravich was undoubtedly one of the biggest gunslingers of his time, shooting from pretty much anywhere on the floor and scoring in huge bunches. But lost in all that scoring mythology is the fact that he was also one of the best ball-handlers the game has ever seen. While it didn't always show up in the stat sheet, few were as adept at distributing to teammates as Maravich. The only reason he didn't put up more gaudy numbers was due primarily to the fact that he suffered debilitating knee injuries in 1977-78 that took away his athleticism and drove him to an early retirement at age 32 following 1979-80.

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