7. Penny Hardaway (21.7 PPG in 1995/96)
His career-best scoring average came when he was only in his third season. Penny was well on his way to being a point guard version of T-Mac or Kobe. He had it all, the complete package. Height, length, defense, offense, passing, dunks, handles… everything! He and Shaq were well on their way to dominating the NBA, similar to how Shaq and Kobe took over the early 2000s.
Sadly, Penny’s injuries robbed us of potentially his best years. Penny was a 4x All-Star and 3x All-NBA member. Similar to Gary Payton, we almost forget that some point guards in the 1990’s could score. They weren’t all John Stocktons and Mark Jacksons who just ran plays and didn’t turn it over.
Penny was elite and he definitely deserves to be on this list, because sadly, his injuries have led to many forgetting about his scoring prowess.