Basketball Players who Played for Lakers and Jazz

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 Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz.

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 Lakers and the Jazz.

Carlos Boozer

Carlos Boozer spent 13 seasons in the NBA and was known for his scoring and rebounding ability. Boozer was drafted 35th overall in the 2002 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers out of Duke University, where he had won an NCAA championship.

After two seasons in Cleveland, he signed with the Utah Jazz. In Utah, alongside point guard Deron Williams, Boozer was a two-time NBA All-Star and a key figure in the team’s success. He was a part of the team that reached the Western Conference Finals in 2007.

After his stint with the Jazz, Boozer signed with the Chicago Bulls where he continued to be a solid contributor. He finished his NBA career with a season at the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014-15. Over his career, Boozer averaged 16.2 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game.

Boozer Key Stats

  • All-NBA (Jazz)
  • All-Star (Jazz)
  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Jazz)
  • 10+ Rebounds/Game Season (Cavaliers, Jazz)

Derek Fisher

Derek Fisher was selected 24th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1996 NBA Draft. As the Lakers’ point guard, he played a crucial role during the team’s championship runs, especially in the early 2000s when they secured three consecutive titles from 2000 to 2002.

Fisher added two more championships to his resume with the Lakers in 2009 and 2010. One of his most iconic moments came in the 2004 playoffs, where he hit a game-winning shot with just 0.4 seconds left on the clock against the San Antonio Spurs, a play often referred to as the “0.4 shot.”

Beyond the Lakers, Fisher played for several other teams, including the Warriors, Jazz, Thunder, and Mavericks. Over his 18-year playing career, he was revered not just for his basketball skills but also for his leadership, serving as the president of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) from 2006 to 2013.

Fisher Key Stats

  • NBA Championship (Lakers)

Wesley Matthews

Undrafted out of Marquette University in 2009, Wesley Matthews earned a roster spot with the Utah Jazz, making an immediate impact with his play. After a successful stint in Utah, he signed with the Portland Trail Blazers where he solidified his reputation as one of the league’s best 3-and-D players.

He became a critical piece of the Blazers’ backcourt alongside Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, particularly excelling in 3-point shooting. Matthews ruptured his Achilles tendon in 2015, a significant setback, but returned to play for the Mavericks and has since bounced around with different teams.

Despite the various team changes, his consistency as a shooter and defender has remained, offering valuable contributions in the regular season and playoffs.

Greg Foster

Greg Foster’s NBA journey began when he was selected 35th overall by the Washington Bullets in the 1990 NBA Draft. Throughout his NBA career, he played for several teams, including the Hawks, Bucks, Bulls, Timberwolves, Jazz, SuperSonics, and Lakers.

While never a star, Foster’s ability to play both power forward and center positions, coupled with his defensive presence, made him a valued rotation player.

One of the highlights of Foster’s career was his time with the Utah Jazz during the late 1990s. He played a supporting role alongside Hall of Famers Karl Malone and John Stockton, contributing to the team’s successful runs to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998.

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