6 Basketball Players who Played for Clippers and Magic

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 Orlando Magic.

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 Magic.

J.J. Redick

J.J. Redick, a 6’4″ shooting guard, enjoyed a successful NBA career from 2006 to 2021, earning a reputation as one of the best three-point shooters in the game.

Coming out of Duke University as a decorated player, Redick was selected 11th overall by the Orlando Magic in the 2006 NBA Draft. It took him a few seasons to find his stride, but once he did, he became a valuable contributor due to his exceptional shooting skills.

Redick’s career saw him play for the Magic, Bucks, Clippers, 76ers, Pelicans, and Mavericks. He retired with a career average of 12.8 points per game, and an impressive three-point percentage of 41.5%.

*Redick was previously the most popular pick for this square (Grid 10)

Grant Hill

Grant Hill played in the NBA from 1994 to 2013. Hill’s career started off with significant promise when he was drafted by the Detroit Pistons with the third overall pick. He quickly established himself as one of the best players in the league, earning co-Rookie of the Year honors.

In Detroit, Hill was a five-time All-Star and was known for his all-around game. However, his career was hampered by a severe ankle injury that he suffered during the 2000 playoffs. This injury would plague him for several years, significantly affecting his time with the Orlando Magic, to which he was traded in the summer of 2000.

In the latter part of his career, Hill experienced a career resurgence with the Phoenix Suns, becoming a key veteran presence. He finished his career with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2013. Despite his injury struggles, Hill was recognized for his contributions to the game and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018.

Hill Key Stats

  • Hall of Fame (Pistons, Suns, Magic, Clippers)
  • Rookie of the Year (Pistons)
  • All-Star (Pistons, Magic)
  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Pistons)
  • 5+ Assists/Game Season (Pistons, Magic)

Serge Ibaka

Serge Ibaka has enjoyed a successful 14-year (and counting) career in the NBA. Originally from the Republic of Congo, Ibaka was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics with the 24th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft.

Ibaka, a power forward and center, is widely recognized for his shot-blocking ability and strong defensive presence, regularly ranking among the league leaders in blocks. In the 2011-2012 season, he led the NBA in blocks per game, helping him earn NBA All-Defensive First Team honors.

Ibaka has played for 5 different teams in his career but is probably best remembered for his time in Oklahoma City playing with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. However, his most significant achievement came in 2019 when he helped the Raptors win their first-ever NBA championship.

Marcin Gortat

Marcin Gortat was selected as the 57th overall pick in the second round of the 2005 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Over his NBA career, Gortat averaged close to a double-double in points and rebounds. He also became known for his shot-blocking ability.

Gortat’s NBA career took off when he was traded to the Orlando Magic, where he served as a valuable backup to Dwight Howard. He later became a starting center for the Washington Wizards, where he spent several seasons and played a key role.

Among his career highlights, Gortat played in the NBA Finals with the Magic in 2009, although they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers. He also represented Poland in international competition.

Gortat Key Stats

  • 10+ Rebounds/Game Season (Suns, Wizards)

Jeff Green

Jeff Green has played for numerous teams in the NBA. He was initially drafted 5th overall by the Boston Celtics in the 2007 NBA Draft, though he was immediately traded to the Seattle SuperSonics, where he spent the first part of his career.

Green has had a journeyman career, playing for 11 different teams in his 15-year career including the Thunder, Celtics, Grizzlies, Clippers, Magic, Cavaliers, Wizards, Jazz, Rockets, Nets, and Nuggets. He was a solid contributor to the Nuggets Championship this past season.

Green’s versatility and ability to play both inside and outside have allowed him to fit into various roles on different teams. He’s been both a starter and a valuable bench player throughout his career, contributing with his scoring, rebounding, and ability to defend multiple positions.

Al-Farouq Aminu

Al-Farouq Aminu was a player known for his defensive versatility and ability to impact games on both ends of the floor. His combination of size and athleticism made him a valuable player for several NBA teams, as he could guard multiple positions and contribute to rebounding.

Aminu played his collegiate basketball at Wake Forest University, where he garnered attention for his defensive prowess and all-around game. Recognizing his potential, he was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers with the 8th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.

Throughout his NBA career, Aminu played for various teams, including the Clippers, New Orleans Pelicans, Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers, and Orlando Magic. During his tenure with the Trail Blazers, Aminu played a crucial role, especially on the defensive end, and was an integral part of the team’s deep playoff runs.

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