5 Basketball Players who Played for Spurs and Knicks

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 New York Knicks.

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 Knicks.

Tracy McGrady

Tracy McGrady, often known by his initials T-Mac, was a 7-time All-Star and two-time NBA scoring champion (2003 and 2004). He was selected as the 9th pick in the first round of the 1997 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors.

He played for the Raptors until 2000 before being traded to the Orlando Magic, where his career took off. From 2000 to 2004, McGrady was one of the most exciting players in the NBA, with a peak scoring average of 32.1 points per game in the 2002-2003 season.

In 2017, McGrady was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, solidifying his legacy as one of the best scorers and most talented players of his generation.

*McGrady was the most popular pick for this square in a previous grid (Grid 20)

McGrady Key Stats

  • Hall of Fame (Rockets, Magic, Raptors, Pistons, Hawks, Knicks)
  • All-NBA (Magic, Rockets)
  • All-Star (Magic, Rockets)
  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Magic, Rockets)
  • 5+ Assists/Game Season (Magic, Rockets)

David Lee

David Lee was selected with the 30th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Lee was known for his strong rebounding and scoring ability, making him a double-double threat on any given night.

In the 2009-10 season, he was selected for his first All-Star game while playing for the Knicks, after averaging 20.2 points and 11.7 rebounds per game.

In 2010, Lee was traded to the Warriors. He continued to produce strong performances and was again named an All-Star in 2013. However, Lee’s biggest accomplishment came during the 2014-15 season, when the Warriors won the NBA Championship, although his role was reduced due to the emergence of Draymond Green.

Lee Key Stats

  • All-NBA (Warriors)
  • All-Star (Knicks, Warriors)
  • NBA Championship (Warriors)
  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Knicks, Warriors)
  • 10+ Rebounds/Game Season (Knicks, Warriors)

Antonio McDyess

Antonio McDyess began his NBA journey when he was selected 2nd overall by the Clippers in the 1995 NBA Draft. He was quickly traded to the Denver Nuggets, where he showcased his potential as one of the league’s rising stars. With the Nuggets, McDyess developed a reputation as a high-flying forward with a relentless work ethic.

His impressive play with Denver led to stints with the Suns, Knicks, Pistons, and San Antonio Spurs. While injuries slowed him down at various points in his career, McDyess continued to reinvent himself, transitioning from a primary scoring option to a key role player.

One of the highlights of McDyess’s career was during his time with the Detroit Pistons, where he played a pivotal role in the team’s deep playoff runs in the mid-2000s. He provided the Pistons with a strong interior presence, complementing the core of Chauncey Billups, Richard Hamilton, and Rasheed Wallace.

McDyess Key Stats

  • All-NBA (Nuggets)
  • All-Star (Nuggets)
  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Nuggets)
  • 10+ Rebounds/Game Season (Nuggets)

Doug McDermott

Doug McDermott was a player known for his shooting accuracy. He was selected 11th overall in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets, but was quickly traded to the Chicago Bulls.

His draft selection came after an impressive college career at Creighton University, where he was a three-time consensus first-team All-American and won the National Player of the Year award in his senior season.

Throughout his NBA career, McDermott has played for the Bulls, Thunder, Knicks, Pacers, Spurs, and currently, the Memphis Grizzlies. His best scoring season came in 2020-2021, where he averaged a career-high 13.6 points per game with the Pacers.

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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