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 Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat.
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 Nuggets and the Heat.
Chris Andersen, commonly known as “Birdman,” debuted in the NBA with the Denver Nuggets in 2001. With his athletic ability, particularly as a shot-blocker and rebounder, Andersen quickly carved out a role for himself. His high-flying dunks and blocks energized both teammates and fans.
However, Andersen faced challenges off the court. In 2006, he was dismissed from the NBA for two years for violating the league’s drug policy. Demonstrating resilience, Andersen used this period to rehabilitate and eventually made a successful return to the NBA with the New Orleans Hornets in 2008.
Perhaps the most memorable stint of his career was with the Miami Heat. Joining the team in 2013, Andersen played a pivotal role off the bench during the Heat’s championship run, helping them secure the NBA title that year.
*Andersen was the most popular pick for this square in a previous grid (Grid 21)
Mike Miller was a player known for his shooting ability, particularly beyond the arc. He was selected as the 5th overall pick in the 2000 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic, and his standout performances during his rookie season earned him the NBA Rookie of the Year Award.
In 2003, he joined the Memphis Grizzlies, where he was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year for the 2005-2006 season. Miller’s career then took him to the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Washington Wizards, but it was his tenure with the Miami Heat that brought him significant recognition.
Joining the Heat in 2010, Miller played a key role in the team’s back-to-back NBA Championships in 2012 and 2013. He made a significant contribution in Game 5 of the 2012 NBA Finals, when he made 7 of 8 three-point attempts, helping the Heat secure the championship.
Andre Iguodala was selected as the 9th overall pick in the first round of the 2004 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. Throughout his NBA career, Iguodala has played for the 76ers, Nuggets, Warriors, and Miami Heat. A versatile and experienced player, he’s known for his strong defense, playmaking, and ability to perform in clutch situations.
Iguodala has been named to the NBA All-Defensive Team twice and was an All-Star in 2012. He was named the NBA Finals MVP while playing for the Golden State Warriors, a series in which he played a crucial role offensively and defensively, particularly in guarding LeBron James.
He has won four NBA championships with the Warriors in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2022. His career averages include 11.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game, showcasing his well-rounded contribution to the teams he’s played for.
Iguodala Key Stats
- All-Star (76ers)
- NBA Championship (Warriors)
- 5+ Assists/Game Season (76ers, Nuggets)
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)
Selected 18th overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 1999 NBA Draft, James Posey’s journey in the league spanned a decade, playing for multiple teams and earning a reputation as a reliable “3-and-D” player before the term became widely popular.
The highlight of Posey’s career came during his stints with the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics. In Miami, he played a pivotal role in the Heat’s 2006 championship run alongside stars like Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O’Neal.
As a key reserve for Boston, Posey provided crucial defensive stops and timely three-point shooting, helping the Celtics secure the 2008 NBA Championship. His ability to contribute significantly to two different championship teams attests to his value as a player who could impact games without necessarily being in the spotlight.