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 San Antonio Spurs 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 Spurs and the Hornets.
Boris Diaw, a versatile French forward, had a unique NBA career distinguished by his all-around skill set and ability to adapt to various roles on the floor. Starting his NBA journey with the Atlanta Hawks in 2003, he really began to make his mark after being traded to the Phoenix Suns.
Under the Suns’ fast-paced system, Diaw showcased his exceptional passing skills, basketball IQ, and capacity to play multiple positions, from guard to center.
However, it was with the Spurs that Diaw achieved the pinnacle of his NBA success. Joining the team in 2012, he became an essential piece in Coach Gregg Popovich’s system. Diaw’s versatility played a significant role in the Spurs capturing the 2014 NBA Championship, where they defeated the Miami Heat.
Diaw Key Stats
- 5+ Assists/Game Season (Suns)
- NBA Champ (Spurs)
Stephen Jackson is a former NBA small forward and shooting guard recognized for his tenacity, versatility, and ability to score. Beginning his basketball journey in the lower tiers of basketball, including stints in the CBA and overseas, Jackson’s resilience and talent eventually led him to the NBA.
Jackson’s NBA journey included time with several teams, but he is most remembered for his roles with the San Antonio Spurs and the Golden State Warriors. In 2003, as a member of the Spurs, he played a pivotal role in the team’s playoff run, culminating in an NBA Championship victory over the New Jersey Nets.
Later, with the Warriors in 2007, Jackson was a key player in the famous “We Believe” team that upset the top-seeded Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs.
Jackson Key Stats
- NBA Championship (Spurs)
- 20+ Points/Game Season (Warriors, Hornets)
- 5+ Assists/Game Season (Warriors)
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)
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.