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 Memphis Grizzlies and Chicago Bulls.
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 Grizzlies and the Bulls.
Pau Gasol was selected 3rd overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2001 NBA Draft but was promptly traded to the Memphis Grizzlies. In his rookie season, he won the NBA Rookie of the Year award, setting the stage for a decorated NBA career.
Gasol’s time in Memphis solidified him as one of the franchise’s top players, but a trade to the Lakers in 2008 would elevate his status further.
Joining forces with Kobe Bryant, Gasol played a pivotal role in the Lakers’ back-to-back NBA championships in 2009 and 2010. Beyond the Lakers, Gasol had stints with the Bulls, Spurs, Bucks, and Trail Blazers.
Gasol Key Stats
- Rookie of the Year (Grizzlies)
- All-NBA (Lakers, Bulls)
- All-Star (Grizzlies, Lakers, Bulls)
- NBA Championship (Lakers)
- 20+ Points/Game Season (Grizzlies)
- 10+ Rebounds/Game Season (Lakers, Bulls, Spurs, Bucks)
- 5+ Assists/Game Season (Spurs)
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)
Garrett Temple was undrafted out of LSU in the 2009 NBA Draft but worked his way into the league and has developed an impressive 13-year career as a journeyman.
He has played for multiple NBA teams (11 in total), including the Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards, and Brooklyn Nets. His role has primarily been as a defensive specialist and a veteran presence in the locker room.
He’s been a key contributor on many of the teams he’s played on and has even started in almost 300 games in his career.