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 Dallas Mavericks and Indiana Pacers.
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 Mavericks and the Pacers.
Monta Ellis was selected directly out of high school with the 40th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. He spent his first six seasons with the Warriors, and in the 2007-08 season, he averaged a career-high 25.5 points per game.
In 2012, Ellis was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks where he spent a season and a half before moving on to the Dallas Mavericks in 2013. He experienced a career resurgence with the Mavericks, becoming a vital part of their offense for two seasons.
Ellis played his final NBA seasons with the Indiana Pacers from 2015 to 2017. Known for his quickness, scoring ability, and crossover dribble, Ellis was one of the more exciting guards in the league during his prime.
*Ellis was previously the most popular pick for this square (Grid 7)
Ellis Key Stats
- 20+ Points/Game Season (Warriors)
- 5+ Assists/Game Season (Warriors, Bucks, Mavericks)
Doug McDermott was a player known for his shooting accuracy. He was selected 11th overall in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets, but was quickly traded to the Chicago Bulls.
His draft selection came after an impressive college career at Creighton University, where he was a three-time consensus first-team All-American and won the National Player of the Year award in his senior season.
Throughout his NBA career, McDermott has played for the Bulls, Thunder, Knicks, Pacers, Spurs, and currently, the Memphis Grizzlies. His best scoring season came in 2020-2021, where he averaged a career-high 13.6 points per game with the Pacers.
Peja Stojakovic was an integral part of the Kings team that was a perennial playoff contender in the early 2000s. His scoring ability, shooting touch, and off-ball movement made him a key weapon in the Kings’ high-powered offense, complementing Chris Webber’s versatile inside game and Vlade Divac’s passing ability.
During his NBA career, Stojaković was a three-time All-Star, and he won the NBA Three-Point Contest twice. His 2002-03 season was his best, as he averaged 24.2 points per game and finished fourth in MVP voting. He won an NBA Championship in 2011 with the Mavericks, providing valuable shooting off the bench during the team’s playoff run.
Stojaković also had a successful international career. He won gold medals with the Yugoslavian national team at the 2001 FIBA European Championship and the 2002 FIBA World Championship.
Stojakovic Key Stats
- All-NBA (Kings)
- All-Star (Kings)
- NBA Championship (Mavericks)
- 20+ Points/Game Season (Kings)
Troy Murphy was known for his rebounding prowess and his ability to stretch the floor with his three-point shooting, a somewhat rare combination for big men during his era. Drafted 14th overall in the 2001 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors, Murphy quickly became a key player for the team, showcasing his double-double capabilities.
After spending six years with the Warriors, Murphy also had a successful stint with the Indiana Pacers, where he continued his trend of being a consistent double-double performer.
He later played for teams like the Nets, Celtics, and Lakers. Throughout his NBA journey, Murphy’s unique combination of inside presence and perimeter shooting made him a valuable asset for the teams he played for.
Murphy Key Stats
- 10+ Rebounds/Game Season (Warriors, Pacers)
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.
Erick Dampier is a former NBA center who played in the league for over a decade, contributing as a solid defender and rebounder. He began his collegiate basketball career at Mississippi State University, where he gained recognition for his impactful play in the paint.
Drafted 10th overall by the Pacers in the 1996 NBA Draft, Dampier began his professional journey and would go on to play for several teams throughout his career. His most memorable time was with the Mavericks, where he anchored the defense and provided a strong presence in the post for several seasons.
Dampier was also a part of the Miami Heat’s 2010-2011 roster, which reached the NBA Finals. Throughout his NBA tenure, he was valued for his size, defensive acumen, and ability to control the boards (had a career-best 12 rebounds per game with the Warriors in ’03-’04).