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 Charlotte Hornets.
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 Hornets.
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)
Mason Plumlee has made a consistent impact in the NBA as a center with a combination of athleticism and basketball IQ. After a successful collegiate career at Duke University, where he played a key role in their 2010 NCAA Championship win, he was selected 22nd overall by the Brooklyn Nets in the 2013 NBA Draft.
During his rookie season with the Nets, Plumlee was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team, showcasing his potential early on. He later played for the Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Hornets and, most recently, the LA Clippers.
Throughout his NBA journey, Plumlee has been recognized for his rebounding, shot-blocking, and efficient scoring around the basket, as well as his ability to facilitate plays for his teammates.
Following an impressive sophomore year at the University of Texas, where he averaged 19.2 points and 5.8 assists, DJ Augustin was drafted 9th overall by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2008 NBA Draft.
Over his NBA career, Augustin has displayed strong playmaking and shooting skills, particularly his three-point shooting. For example, during the 2013-2014 season with the Chicago Bulls, he averaged 14.9 points per game and shot an impressive 41.1% from the three-point line.
A journeyman in the league, Augustin has played for multiple teams (11 in total), consistently contributing off the bench. He’s had several seasons where he averaged double-digit points and solid assists numbers, like in the 2010-2011 season where he averaged 14.4 points and 6.1 assists per game with the Bobcats.
Augustin Key Stats
- 5+ Assists/Game Season (Bobcats, Magic)
Dale Ellis was selected 9th overall by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1983 NBA Draft after a standout college career at the University of Tennessee. Over his 17-season NBA career, he played for six different teams: the Mavericks, SuperSonics, Spurs, Bucks, Nuggets, and Hornets.
The 6’7″ shooting guard/small forward really found his stride when he was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics in 1986. In the 1986-87 season, he won the NBA’s Most Improved Player award after averaging 24.9 points per game, up from his previous season’s average of 7.1 points.
He was named an All-Star in 1989 and finished his career with over 19,000 points, having shot 40.3 percent from three-point range.
Ellis Key Stats
- All-NBA (Supersonics)
- All-Star (Supersonics)
- 20+ Points/Game Season (Supersonics)