There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.
That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers.
And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?
Well, good news, you’re in the right place.
I’ve done some research and have found players who played for both the Bucks and the Pacers.
Malcolm Brogdon has made a name for himself in the NBA as a high-IQ player with solid all-around skills. Drafted 36th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2016 NBA Draft, Brogdon became a rare second-round pick to win the NBA Rookie of the Year award.
In Milwaukee, he became part of the “50-40-90 club” in the 2018-2019 season, shooting 50% from the field, 40% from the 3-point line, and 90% from the free throw line, a mark of elite shooting efficiency.
After Milwaukee, Brogdon has played with the Pacers and Celtics and continues to be an effective contributor, averaging almost 19 points and 3.6 assists during his time in Indiana.
*Brogdon was previously the most popular pick for this square (Grid 7)
Brogdon Key Stats
- Rookie of the Year (Bucks)
- 20+ Points/Game Season (Pacers)
- 5+ Assists/Game Season (Pacers)
Monta Ellis was selected directly out of high school with the 40th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. He spent his first six seasons with the Warriors, and in the 2007-08 season, he averaged a career-high 25.5 points per game.
In 2012, Ellis was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks where he spent a season and a half before moving on to the Dallas Mavericks in 2013. He experienced a career resurgence with the Mavericks, becoming a vital part of their offense for two seasons.
Ellis played his final NBA seasons with the Indiana Pacers from 2015 to 2017. Known for his quickness, scoring ability, and crossover dribble, Ellis was one of the more exciting guards in the league during his prime.
Ellis Key Stats
- 20+ Points/Game Season (Warriors)
- 5+ Assists/Game Season (Warriors, Bucks, Mavericks)
Following an impressive sophomore year at the University of Texas, where he averaged 19.2 points and 5.8 assists, DJ Augustin was drafted 9th overall by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2008 NBA Draft.
Over his NBA career, Augustin has displayed strong playmaking and shooting skills, particularly his three-point shooting. For example, during the 2013-2014 season with the Chicago Bulls, he averaged 14.9 points per game and shot an impressive 41.1% from the three-point line.
A journeyman in the league, Augustin has played for multiple teams (11 in total), consistently contributing off the bench. He’s had several seasons where he averaged double-digit points and solid assists numbers, like in the 2010-2011 season where he averaged 14.4 points and 6.1 assists per game with the Bobcats.
Augustin Key Stats
- 5+ Assists/Game Season (Bobcats, Magic)
Stephen Jackson is a former NBA small forward and shooting guard recognized for his tenacity, versatility, and ability to score. Beginning his basketball journey in the lower tiers of basketball, including stints in the CBA and overseas, Jackson’s resilience and talent eventually led him to the NBA.
Jackson’s NBA journey included time with several teams, but he is most remembered for his roles with the San Antonio Spurs and the Golden State Warriors. In 2003, as a member of the Spurs, he played a pivotal role in the team’s playoff run, culminating in an NBA Championship victory over the New Jersey Nets.
Later, with the Warriors in 2007, Jackson was a key player in the famous “We Believe” team that upset the top-seeded Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs.
Jackson Key Stats
- NBA Championship (Spurs)
- 20+ Points/Game Season (Warriors, Hornets)
- 5+ Assists/Game Season (Warriors)
Jeff Teague, an NBA veteran with a career span of over a decade, was selected 19th overall in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Known for his quickness and playmaking ability, Teague quickly rose to prominence as the Hawks’ starting point guard.
Perhaps his best season in Atlanta (and possibly career) was in 2014-2015 when he averaged 15.9 points, 7.0 assists per game, and was named an NBA All-Star.
Teague’s career, though characterized by frequent team changes, has been consistent in terms of his contributions on the court with career averages of 12.2 points and 5.6 assists per game.
Teague Key Stats
- All-Star (Hawks)
- 5+ Assists/Game Season (Hawks, Pacers, Timberwolves)
Undrafted out of Marquette University in 2009, Wesley Matthews earned a roster spot with the Utah Jazz, making an immediate impact with his play. After a successful stint in Utah, he signed with the Portland Trail Blazers where he solidified his reputation as one of the league’s best 3-and-D players.
He became a critical piece of the Blazers’ backcourt alongside Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, particularly excelling in 3-point shooting. Matthews ruptured his Achilles tendon in 2015, a significant setback, but returned to play for the Mavericks and has since bounced around with different teams.
Despite the various team changes, his consistency as a shooter and defender has remained, offering valuable contributions in the regular season and playoffs.
Torrey Craig was undrafted but worked his way into the league after playing professionally overseas and in the NBA G League. Craig made his NBA debut with the Denver Nuggets during the 2017-2018 season. Known for his defensive prowess and hustle, Craig has carved out a role in the league as a valuable role player.
One of his career highlights came during the 2020-2021 season when he played for both NBA Finals teams, the Bucks and the Suns, in the same season. He was traded from the Bucks to the Suns during the season, then faced his former team in the Finals.
He actually won an NBA championship ring with the Milwaukee Bucks, despite playing for the Suns during the Finals, due to the league’s rules about receiving a ring if traded during the championship season.