6 Basketball Players who Played for Spurs and Grizzlies

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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 Spurs and the Grizzlies.

Rudy Gay

Rudy Gay is an NBA forward known for his scoring ability, athleticism, and versatility on the court. Selected from UConn 8th overall by the Houston Rockets in the 2006 NBA Draft, Gay was subsequently traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, where he spent the initial part of his NBA journey.

With the Grizzlies, he quickly developed into one of the team’s primary scoring options and played a significant role in the team’s growth as a Western Conference contender.

Following his tenure in Memphis, Gay played for the Raptors, Kings, Spurs, and Jazz. Throughout his career, he’s been recognized for his ability to create his own shot and provide instant offense, either as a starter or coming off the bench.

Gay Key Stats

  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Grizzlies, Kings)

Pau Gasol

Pau Gasol was selected 3rd overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2001 NBA Draft but was promptly traded to the Memphis Grizzlies. In his rookie season, he won the NBA Rookie of the Year award, setting the stage for a decorated NBA career.

Gasol’s time in Memphis solidified him as one of the franchise’s top players, but a trade to the Lakers in 2008 would elevate his status further.

Joining forces with Kobe Bryant, Gasol played a pivotal role in the Lakers’ back-to-back NBA championships in 2009 and 2010. Beyond the Lakers, Gasol had stints with the Bulls, Spurs, Bucks, and Trail Blazers.

Gasol Key Stats

  • Rookie of the Year (Grizzlies)
  • All-NBA (Lakers, Bulls)
  • All-Star (Grizzlies, Lakers, Bulls)
  • NBA Championship (Lakers)
  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Grizzlies)
  • 10+ Rebounds/Game Season (Lakers, Bulls, Spurs, Bucks)
  • 5+ Assists/Game Season (Spurs)

Kyle Anderson

Kyle Anderson was selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the 30th overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft. Standing at 6’9″ with a unique skill set for his size, Anderson earned the nickname “Slo Mo” for his deliberate and methodical playing style.

During his time with the Spurs, Anderson’s ability to play multiple positions provided flexibility to the team’s rotations. After the Spurs, Anderson has played for the Grizzlies and Timberwolves, where his versatility continued to be a valuable asset, particularly on the defensive end.

His best came with the Grizzlies when Anderson started 69 games and average 12.4 points and 5.7 rebounds. Anderson’s contributions as a role player and his intelligent play on the court have allowed him to carve out a steady career in the NBA.

Danny Green

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.

Garrett Temple

Garrett Temple was undrafted out of LSU in the 2009 NBA Draft but worked his way into the league and has developed an impressive 13-year career as a journeyman.

He has played for multiple NBA teams (11 in total), including the Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards, and Brooklyn Nets. His role has primarily been as a defensive specialist and a veteran presence in the locker room.

He’s been a key contributor on many of the teams he’s played on and has even started in almost 300 games in his career.

Beno Udrih

Beno Udrih is a player from Slovenia who had a solid career in the NBA. After starting his career in Europe, Udrih was selected in the first round of the 2004 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs.

Udrih had the privilege of being part of the San Antonio Spurs’ championship-winning team in his rookie year and once again in his second season. Learning under the guidance of Gregg Popovich and playing alongside legendary Spurs Tim Duncan, Manu Ginóbili, and Tony Parker, Udrih gained valuable experience early in his career.

After his time with the Spurs, Udrih played for several teams in the NBA, including the Kings, Bucks, Magic, Knicks, Grizzlies, and Heat. Known for his crafty playmaking and steady shooting, Udrih provided reliable depth at the point guard position throughout his career.

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