7 Basketball Players who Played for Rockets and Thunder

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Well, good news, you’re in the right place.

I’ve done some research and have found players who played for both the Rockets and the Thunder.

James Harden

James Harden is one of the most dynamic scorers in modern NBA history. The shooting guard is renowned for his elite scoring, playmaking ability, and distinct style of play.

After being drafted third overall in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Harden quickly showed his potential and won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year in his third season.

However, it was after his trade to the Houston Rockets in 2012 that Harden’s career truly took off. He won the NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in 2018 with the Rockets, where he had several seasons leading the league in scoring.

*Harden has previously been the most popular player for this square (Grid 124)

Harden Key Stats

  • NBA MVP (Rockets)
  • All-NBA (Rockets)
  • NBA All-Star (Rockets, Nets, 76ers)
  • 20+ PPG Season (Rockets, Nets, 76ers)
  • 5+ Assists/Game Season (Rockets, Nets, 76ers)

Chris Paul

Chris Paul was drafted fourth overall by the New Orleans Hornets in the 2005 NBA Draft and quickly became one of the league’s top point guards. Paul was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2006.

Paul is well-known for his scoring ability, quickness, and exceptional skills as a playmaker. He’s led the NBA in assists 6 times, and his career has been highlighted by twelve All-Star selections. He’s also been recognized for his defensive skills (9x All-Defensive Team), leading the league in steals per game multiple times.

In addition to his time with the Hornets, Paul has played for the Los Angeles Clippers, the Houston Rockets, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Phoenix Suns. Each time, he’s left a significant impact, particularly celebrated for his leadership qualities on and off the court.

Paul Key Stats

  • Rookie of the Year (Pelicans)
  • All-Star (Pelicans, Clippers, Thunder, Suns)
  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Pelicans)
  • 5+ Assists/Game Season (Pelicans, Clippers, Rockets, Thunder, Suns)

Carmelo Anthony

After a successful college career at Syracuse University, which included a national championship in 2003, Carmelo Anthony was picked third overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 2003 NBA Draft.

In Denver, Anthony became one of the league’s top scorers, leading the Nuggets to multiple playoff berths. His time in Denver culminated in a Western Conference Finals run in 2009. In 2011, he was traded to the New York Knicks, where he continued his scoring prowess and was selected to multiple All-Star games.

Over his career, Anthony has been selected to ten NBA All-Star Games and has been named to the All-NBA Team six times. Internationally, he has won three gold medals with Team USA at the Olympics (2008, 2012, 2016), becoming the team’s all-time leading scorer in the process.

Anthony Key Stats

  • All-NBA (Nuggets, Knicks)
  • All-Star (Nuggets, Knicks)
  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Nuggets, Knicks)

Jeff Green

Jeff Green has played for numerous teams in the NBA. He was initially drafted 5th overall by the Boston Celtics in the 2007 NBA Draft, though he was immediately traded to the Seattle SuperSonics, where he spent the first part of his career.

Green has had a journeyman career, playing for 11 different teams in his 15-year career including the Thunder, Celtics, Grizzlies, Clippers, Magic, Cavaliers, Wizards, Jazz, Rockets, Nets, and Nuggets. He was a solid contributor to the Nuggets Championship this past season.

Green’s versatility and ability to play both inside and outside have allowed him to fit into various roles on different teams. He’s been both a starter and a valuable bench player throughout his career, contributing with his scoring, rebounding, and ability to defend multiple positions.

Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson was known as a tenacious point guard during his NBA career, spanning from 1988 to 2004, earning a reputation for his leadership and toughness on the court.

His most significant accomplishment as a player came during his tenure with the San Antonio Spurs. In the 1999 NBA Finals, Johnson’s clutch performance was highlighted by hitting the game-winning shot in Game 5, securing the Spurs their first championship.

Despite being undrafted, his perseverance, grit, and clutch play allowed him to carve out an impressive 16-year career in the NBA.

Johnson Key Stats

  • 5+ Assists/Game Season (Spurs, Warriors)

DJ Augustin

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)

Dennis Schroder

After spending his early career playing professionally in Germany, Dennis Schröder was selected 17th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Initially a backup to All-Star Jeff Teague, Schröder eventually took over as the Hawks’ starting point guard.

In 2018, he was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder where he served as a valuable contributor off the bench. His performance during the 2019-2020 season even earned him a runner-up finish for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award.

Over his ten-year career, Schroder has played for a total of five different teams including the Hawks, Thunder, Lakers, Celtics and Rockets.

Schroder Key Stats

  • 5+ Assists/Game Season (Hawks, Lakers)

Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin was a player known for his scoring ability during his time in the NBA. He was drafted 26th overall by the Sacramento Kings in the 2004 NBA Draft.

In his early career with the Kings, Martin quickly established himself as a potent scorer, demonstrating a knack for getting to the free-throw line and shooting efficiently from beyond the arc. His most productive season came in 2008-2009 when he averaged 24.6 points per game.

Throughout his career, Martin played for several teams, including the Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Minnesota Timberwolves, always bringing his scoring punch wherever he went. While with the Thunder, he took on a significant role coming off the bench, contributing to a deep playoff run in the 2012-2013 season.

Martin Key Stats

  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Kings, Rockets, Timberwolves)

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