The 25 Most Versatile Players in NBA History

4. Scottie Pippen

"Official" position: Small Forward
Other position(s) played: Shooting Guard, Power Forward, Point Forward
Career years: (1987-2004)
Career stats: 16.1 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 5.2 APG, 2.0 SPG, 0.8 BPG
Accolades: 6x NBA Champion, 7x NBA All-Star, 3x All-NBA First Team, 2x All-NBA Second Team, 2x All-NBA Third Team, 8x NBA All-Defensive First Team, 2x NBA All-Defensive Second Team

While he may have been less heralded than Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen was perhaps the most versatile player of his generation. Standing at 6'8", Pippen had the size to play down on the block and guard opposing power forwards, while also having the kind of freakish athleticism that made him an absolute nightmare on the perimeter. Using his ridiculous length and athletic ability, Pippen led the Bulls in blocked shots three times during his 11 seasons there, putting up at least one per game five different years. Pip was also Phil Jackson's primary ball-handler, and Scottie did the same during his time with the Blazers and Rockets.

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