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I’ve done some research and have found players who played for both the Mavericks and the Jazz.

Deron Williams

Deron Williams excelled as a point guard during his 13-year career. Williams was selected with the third overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. He played for the Jazz, Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks, and Cleveland Cavaliers throughout his career.

Williams was best known for his skills as a playmaker, often being one of the league’s leaders in assists. His ability to both score and distribute the ball made him one of the most well-rounded point guards of his era. He was a three-time NBA All-Star and was twice named to the All-NBA Second Team.

His best years were arguably with the Jazz, where he led the team to multiple playoff appearances, including a trip to the Western Conference Finals in 2007.

Williams Key Stats

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

Richard Jefferson

Richard Jefferson spent 17 seasons in the NBA. Known for his athleticism and scoring ability, he played for several teams but is probably best remembered for his time with the New Jersey Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers.

He was drafted by the Houston Rockets with the 13th overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft and was subsequently traded to the New Jersey Nets. With the Nets, Jefferson reached the NBA Finals in his rookie and sophomore seasons alongside teammates Jason Kidd and Kenyon Martin.

In 2016, Jefferson won an NBA Championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He played a key supporting role alongside LeBron James, helping the Cavaliers come back from a 3-1 series deficit in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors.

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.

Jae Crowder

Jae Crowder is an NBA player known for his toughness and versatility. He was drafted 34th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2012 NBA Draft, but was immediately traded to the Dallas Mavericks where he spent the first part of his career.

Crowder has been something of an NBA journeyman, playing for several teams including the Celtics, Cavaliers, Jazz, Grizzlies, Heat, Suns and Bucks. Despite changing teams frequently, Crowder has consistently been valued for his ‘3-and-D skills’ (three-point shooting and defense), as well as his ability to play both forward positions.

He has played crucial roles in deep playoff runs for several teams, including the Miami Heat in 2020, where he helped the team reach the NBA Finals, and the Phoenix Suns in 2021, also reaching the NBA Finals.

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)

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