5 Basketball Players who Played for Heat and Hornets

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 Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets.

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 Heat and the Hornets.

Alonzo Mourning

Alonzo Mourning was drafted second overall by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1992 NBA Draft after a stellar collegiate career at Georgetown University. After three seasons with the Hornets, he was traded to the Miami Heat, where he became a key figure in the franchise’s history.

He was a seven-time NBA All-Star and twice the NBA Defensive Player of the Year. His career was briefly interrupted by a kidney disease, leading to a transplant in 2003, but he managed to return to the NBA, providing a compelling comeback story.

In the 2005-2006 season, Mourning played a crucial role off the bench in the Heat’s championship run, winning his only NBA title. In 2014, Mourning was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Throughout his career, Mourning scored 14,311 points, grabbed 7137 rebounds, and blocked 2356 shots.

*Mourning was previously the most popular pick for this square (Grid 7)

Mourning Key Stats

  • Hall of Fame (Hornets, Heat, Nets)
  • All-NBA (Heat)
  • All-Star (Hornets, Heat)
  • NBA Championship (Heat)
  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Hornets, Heat)
  • 10+ Rebounds/Game Season (Hornets, Heat)

Jamal Mashburn

Jamal Mashburn had a productive 12-year career from 1993 to 2004. Drafted 4th overall by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1993 NBA Draft, Mashburn quickly showed his potential, earning a spot on the NBA All-Rookie First Team.

After a trade to the Heat, Mashburn continued to thrive as a scoring threat, averaging 15.8 points per game over his tenure with the team. In 2000, Mashburn was traded to the Charlotte Hornets (now New Orleans Pelicans), where he had some of his best years.

He earned his first and only All-Star selection in 2003 with the Hornets, averaging a career-high 21.6 points per game. In his career, Mashburn scored over 11,000 points and averaged 19.1 points per game.

Mashburn Key Stats

  • All-NBA (Hornets)
  • All-Star (Hornets)
  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Mavericks, Hornets)
  • 5+ Assists/Game Season (Hornets)

Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones was selected 10th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1994 NBA Draft. During his time with the Lakers, he was a key part of the team’s success, making two All-Star appearances. In 1999, he was traded to the Charlotte Hornets, where he continued to thrive, earning another All-Star selection.

In 2000, Jones was traded to the Miami Heat, where he remained until 2005. While with the Heat, he was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2005.

Jones’s 14-year career totals include 14,155 points, 3,857 rebounds, and 1,620 steals. He was known as a strong perimeter defender, leading the league in steals in the 1999-2000 season, and was named to the NBA All-Defensive team three times.

Jones Key Stats

  • All-NBA (Hornets)
  • All-Star (Lakers, Hornets)
  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Hornets)

Anthony Mason

Anthony Mason was a player known for his time with the New York Knicks and the Charlotte Hornets in the NBA. A rugged and versatile forward standing at 6’7″, Mason was renowned for his defense, rebounding, and ability to handle the ball.

Mason played a key role for the Knicks from 1991 to 1996, where he, alongside Patrick Ewing, Charles Oakley, and John Starks, helped the team reach the 1994 NBA Finals. His bruising play style was a perfect fit for the Knicks’ physical, defensive-oriented approach under coach Pat Riley.

In 1996, Mason signed with the Charlotte Hornets, where he had the most productive years of his career. He was named an NBA All-Star in 2001, averaging a double-double that season with 16.2 points and 11.4 rebounds per game.

Mason Key Stats

  • All-NBA (Hornets)
  • All-Star (Hornets)
  • 10+ Rebounds/Game Season (Hornets)

P.J. Brown

P.J. Brown, a tenacious power forward and center, enjoyed a prominent NBA career, known for his defensive tenacity and leadership.

After being drafted 29th overall by the New Jersey Nets in 1992, Brown truly shone during his tenure with the Miami Heat in the late ’90s. His reputation as a physical defender grew, setting him apart as a key contributor during playoff runs.

After stints with the Heat and Charlotte Hornets, Brown played pivotal roles with the Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics. Arguably, his career highlight was with the Celtics in 2008, when his veteran presence and defense helped the team secure an NBA Championship.

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