6 Basketball Players who Played for Heat and Nets

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 Brooklyn Nets.

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 Nets.

Goran Dragic

Goran Dragić was selected as the 45th overall pick in the second round of the 2008 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs, but he was subsequently traded to the Phoenix Suns.

Over his career, Dragić has played for several teams, including the Suns, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat, and Toronto Raptors. He was named the NBA’s Most Improved Player in 2014 and earned an All-Star selection in 2018.

Dragić has career averages (to date) of 13.3 points, 4.7 assists, and 3.0 rebounds per game. His crafty playmaking, scoring ability, and leadership on the court have been key factors in his success as an NBA player. He played an instrumental role in helping the Miami Heat reach the NBA Finals in 2020.

*Dragic was the most popular pick for this square in a previous grid (Grid 26)

Dragic Key Stats

  • All-Star (Heat)
  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Heat)
  • 5+ Assists/Game Season (Rockets, Suns, Heat)

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 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)

Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson, also known as “Iso Joe,” is remembered in the NBA for his scoring prowess and clutch performances. After being selected 10th overall in the 2001 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics, Johnson went on to play for several teams, including the Suns, Hawks, Nets, Heat, and Jazz.

He made his biggest impact during his time with the Hawks (2005-2012), where he was named an All-Star in six consecutive seasons. Known for his ability to create his own shot, Johnson earned a reputation as one of the game’s premier isolation players.

He scored over 20,000 points in his NBA career, underscoring his longevity and scoring ability.

Johnson Key Stats

  • All-Star (Hawks, Nets)
  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Hawks)
  • 5+ Assists/Game Season (Hawks)

Jerry Stackhouse

Over his 18-season NBA career, Jerry Stackhouse played for teams including the 76ers, Pistons, and Mavericks. At the University of North Carolina, Stackhouse earned All-American honors and entered the 1995 NBA Draft, where he was selected third overall by the Philadelphia 76ers.

Stackhouse’s best years came with the Detroit Pistons, where he was twice named an NBA All-Star and led the league in total points in the 2000-01 season. His scoring prowess and competitiveness were hallmarks of his playing career.

After retiring from playing, Stackhouse transitioned into coaching. He served as an assistant coach with the Toronto Raptors and was the head coach of the Raptors’ G-League team, Raptors 905, leading them to a championship in 2017.

Stackhouse Key Stats

  • All-Star (Pistons)
  • 20+ Points/Game Season (76ers, Pistons, Wizards)
  • 5+ Assists/Game Season (Pistons)

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.

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)

Jim Jackson

Jim Jackson entered the NBA when he was selected 4th overall by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1992 NBA Draft.

In Dallas, he quickly showcased his scoring prowess, becoming one of the young pillars of the team alongside Jason Kidd and Jamal Mashburn. However, despite the promise, the trio was short-lived due to various factors, including injuries and internal dynamics.

What followed for Jackson was a journeyman’s career, as he played for 12 different NBA teams, which included stints with the 76ers, Warriors, Trail Blazers, and Rockets, among others. Despite the frequent relocations, Jackson consistently proved his worth on the court, often providing a scoring punch and veteran presence.

Jackson Key Stats

  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Mavericks)
  • 5+ Assists/Game Season (Nets, Warriors)

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