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 Brooklyn Nets.
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 Nets.
Vince Carter is renowned for his extraordinary leaping ability, scoring prowess, and longevity in the league. He was selected fifth overall by the Golden State Warriors in the 1998 NBA Draft but was immediately traded to the Toronto Raptors, where he quickly emerged as a star.
Carter was a sensation in Toronto, earning the nickname “Vinsanity” for his remarkable athleticism and spectacular dunks. His performance in the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest, where he showcased a variety of stunning dunks, remains one of the most memorable in NBA history.
Throughout his career, Carter earned eight All-Star selections. Remarkably, he played 22 seasons in the NBA, retiring after the 2019-2020 season with the Hawks. His longevity, combined with his high-flying playing style and scoring ability, ensured his place as one of the most entertaining and respected players in NBA history.
*Carter was previously the most popular pick for this square (Grid 8)
Carter Key Stats
- Rookie of the Year (Raptors)
- All-NBA (Raptors)
- All-Star (Raptors, Nets)
- 20+ Points/Game Season (Raptors, Nets)
- 5+ Assists/Game Season (Nets)
Andrea Bargnani, hailing from Italy, made his mark in the NBA as a skilled big man with the ability to stretch the floor with his shooting. He began his professional basketball journey in Europe, playing for Benetton Treviso in the Italian Serie A.
The Toronto Raptors selected Bargnani with the first overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft, making him the first European player to be chosen with the top selection. During his time in Toronto, Bargnani displayed a unique skill set for a 7-footer, exhibiting perimeter shooting (averaged over 20 PPG in 2010-11) and ball-handling capabilities.
After his stint in Toronto, Bargnani went on to play for the New York Knicks and later the Brooklyn Nets. While his NBA career had its ups and downs, Bargnani’s style of play was a precursor to the modern NBA’s emphasis on versatile big men capable of shooting from distance. After his time in the NBA, he returned to play professionally in Europe.
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.
Goran Dragić was selected as the 45th overall pick in the second round of the 2008 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs, but he was subsequently traded to the Phoenix Suns.
Over his career, Dragić has played for several teams, including the Suns, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat, and Toronto Raptors. He was named the NBA’s Most Improved Player in 2014 and earned an All-Star selection in 2018.
Dragić has career averages (to date) of 13.3 points, 4.7 assists, and 3.0 rebounds per game. His crafty playmaking, scoring ability, and leadership on the court have been key factors in his success as an NBA player. He played an instrumental role in helping the Miami Heat reach the NBA Finals in 2020.
Dragic Key Stats
- All-Star (Heat)
- 20+ Points/Game Season (Heat)
- 5+ Assists/Game Season (Rockets, Suns, Heat)