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 LA Clippers and New York Knicks.
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 Clippers and the Knicks.
Zach Randolph, often referred to as “Z-Bo,” was widely recognized for his scoring and rebounding prowess. He played college basketball at Michigan State University before being selected 19th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2001 NBA Draft.
Randolph had stints with the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers but truly flourished when he joined the Memphis Grizzlies in 2009. He became a central figure in the Grizzlies’ “Grit and Grind” era alongside Marc Gasol, Tony Allen, and Mike Conley. His toughness and post-up game became hallmarks of the team’s identity.
During his time with the Grizzlies, Randolph was a two-time NBA All-Star (2010, 2013) and helped lead the Grizzlies to the Western Conference Finals in the 2012-13 season. He ranks first in Memphis Grizzlies’ franchise history for total rebounds.
Randolph Key Stats
- All-NBA (Grizzlies)
- All-Star (Grizzlies)
- 20+ Points/Game Season (Trail Blazers, Grizzlies)
- 10+ Rebounds/Game Season (Trail Blazers, Knicks, Grizzlies)
DeAndre Jordan, an NBA center, is best known for his incredible defensive presence and elite rebounding skills. After playing one season at Texas A&M, he was selected in the second round of the 2008 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers.
During his tenure with the Clippers, Jordan, alongside Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, formed a core trio famously known as “Lob City,” renowned for their high-flying alley-oops and fast-paced gameplay. Over the years, Jordan has led the league in rebounding multiple times and earned NBA All-Defensive Team honors.
In addition to the Clippers, he has played for the Mavericks, Nets, Lakers, 76ers and Nuggets. His career has been marked by consistent rim protection, rebounding prowess, and high field goal percentage, mainly from his dunks and close-range shots.
Jordan Key Stats
- All-NBA (Clippers)
- All-Star (Clippers)
- NBA Champ (Nuggets)
- 10+ Rebounds/Game Season (Clippers, Mavericks, Knicks, Nets)
Chauncey Billups was known for his ability to perform in high-pressure situations, earning him the nickname “Mr. Big Shot”. Selected third overall by the Boston Celtics in the 1997 NBA Draft, Billups had a productive career that spanned 17 seasons.
Billups’ career truly flourished when he joined the Detroit Pistons in 2002. With the Pistons, he was a key figure in their championship run in 2004, where he was named NBA Finals MVP.
Over his career, Billups was a five-time NBA All-Star and a three-time All-NBA selection. Known for his basketball IQ, leadership, and clutch performances, he was also named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team twice.
Billups Key Stats
- All-NBA (Pistons, Nuggets)
- All-Star (Pistons, Nuggets)
- NBA Championship (Pistons)
- 5+ Assists/Game Season (Timberwolves, Pistons, Nuggets)
Nate Robinson was selected 21st overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2005 NBA Draft but was promptly traded to the New York Knicks. With the Knicks, he quickly became a fan favorite due to his energetic plays and ability to score against much taller opponents.
His time in New York showcased his talents, and Robinson became a three-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion in 2006, 2009, and 2010.
Throughout his NBA career, Robinson played for multiple teams (8 in total), including the Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, and Denver Nuggets, among others. Regardless of the team, his fearless approach and knack for making big plays in crucial moments remained consistent.
The Toronto Raptors selected Marcus Camby as the 2nd overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft out of UMass. Camby made an immediate impact, earning a spot on the NBA All-Rookie First Team in his debut season. However, his time with the Raptors was short-lived, as he was traded to the New York Knicks after just two seasons.
In New York, Camby emerged as one of the league’s premier shot-blockers and rebounders. He was a key figure in the Knicks’ 1999 run to the NBA Finals.
Camby’s standout season was in 2006-07 when he led the NBA in blocks (something he did 4x in his career) and was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year while playing for the Denver Nuggets. Over his 17-year career, Camby played for several teams, including the Clippers, Trail Blazers, and Rockets.
Camby Key Stats
- 10+ Rebounds/Game Season (Knicks, Nuggets, Clippers, Trail Blazers)
Joakim Noah was selected as the 9th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft out of the University of Florida and was an integral part of the Bulls team that was a perennial playoff contender in the late 2000s and early 2010s.
Noah was known for his high-energy play, excellent rebounding, and defensive abilities. His best individual season came in 2013-14 when led the NBA in rebounds and won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award and was named First Team All-NBA.
Noah also played for the New York Knicks, Memphis Grizzlies, and Los Angeles Clippers before retiring in 2021. Over his 13-year career, he was named an NBA All-Star twice and was consistently recognized as one of the top defensive players in the league.
Noah Key Stats
- All-NBA (Bulls)
- All-Star (Bulls)
- 10+ Rebounds/Game Season (Bulls)
- 5+ Assists/Game Season (Bulls)
Jamal Crawford is widely regarded as one of the best sixth men in NBA history, thanks to his uncanny scoring ability and flair for the dramatic. Over the course of his lengthy career, Crawford played for several teams, leaving an indelible mark with his unique ball-handling skills and clutch shot-making ability.
Crawford was a three-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year winner, a feat only a handful of players have achieved. Though he bounced around the league, some of his most memorable moments came during his stints with the Los Angeles Clippers and the Atlanta Hawks.
Whether it was scoring 50+ points in a game with multiple franchises or breaking defenders’ ankles with his signature crossover, Crawford’s style and prowess have made him a fan favorite wherever he’s played.
*Crawford was the most popular player for this square in a previous grid (Grid 29)
Mark Jackson had a successful NBA career as both a player and a coach. As a player, Jackson was known for his outstanding court vision and passing prowess. Drafted in the first round by the New York Knicks in 1987, he quickly made an impact and was named NBA Rookie of the Year.
Over a career spanning 17 seasons, Jackson played for multiple teams, most notably the Knicks and the Indiana Pacers. His 10,334 career assists rank him among the all-time leaders in the NBA.
After his playing days, Jackson transitioned to broadcasting and coaching. His most prominent coaching stint was with the Golden State Warriors, where he was pivotal in developing the core group that would eventually become a dynasty.
Jackson Key Stats
- Rookie of the Year (Knicks)
- All-Star (Knicks)
- 5+ Assists/Game Season (Knicks, Clippers, Pacers, Nuggets)