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 Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers.
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 Raptors and the 76ers.
Lou Williams was a player renowned for his scoring ability, particularly off the bench. Throughout his career, spanning from 2005 to 2022, Williams has made a significant impact as a sixth man, winning the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award three times.
Williams began his NBA career with the Philadelphia 76ers, who selected him in the second round of the 2005 NBA Draft straight out of high school. He developed into a potent offensive weapon, leading the team in scoring during the 2011-2012 season despite not starting a single game.
Williams also played for the Hawks, Raptors, Lakers, Rockets, and Clippers. In the 2018-2019 season, he became the NBA’s career leader in points off the bench.
Williams Key Stats
- 20+ Points/Game Season (Clippers)
- 5+ Assists/Game Season (Clippers)
Danny Green is celebrated for his three-point shooting prowess and staunch perimeter defense. After playing college basketball for the University of North Carolina, where he won an NCAA championship in 2009, Green was selected in the second round of the 2009 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Though he had a slow start to his NBA career, Green eventually found his footing with the San Antonio Spurs. He was part of the Spurs’ 2014 NBA Championship team and set a record for most three-pointers in an NBA Finals series that year.
Green’s value as a “3-and-D” player has kept him in demand. He played for the Toronto Raptors, contributing to their 2019 NBA Championship win. After his stint in Toronto, Green played for the Los Angeles Lakers and was instrumental in their 2020 NBA Championship run, marking his third NBA title with three different teams.
After a standout freshman year at Georgia Tech, Thaddeus Young declared for the NBA Draft and was selected 12th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2007.
In Philadelphia, Young emerged as a consistent scorer and solid rebounder, playing seven seasons there before stints with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Brooklyn Nets, Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors.
He has often been praised for his work ethic and leadership, particularly in mentoring younger players. Young has career averages of 12.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game in the NBA.
Amir Johnson was drafted straight out of high school as the 56th overall pick by the Pistons in the 2005 NBA Draft.
Johnson has played for several teams throughout his NBA career, including the Pistons, Raptors, Celtics, 76ers, and Magic. His time with the Raptors was particularly memorable, as he became a fan favorite due to his hustle and consistent effort on the court.
Despite not often being a top-scoring option, he was a valuable role player who could contribute on both ends of the floor.
After being drafted by the Toronto Raptors in the second round of the 2006 NBA Draft, P.J. Tucker had a brief stint in the league before refining his skills overseas. He returned to the NBA in 2012, signing with the Phoenix Suns.
Tucker gained prominence during his five seasons with the Suns due to his gritty defense and ability to stretch the floor. However, it was his time with the Houston Rockets where he really made a mark, establishing himself as one of the league’s top “3-and-D” specialists.
Tucker has bounced around to multiple teams in recent years providing solid play on the court and veteran leadership, including the 2021 Championship Bucks team.