6 Basketball Players who Played for Suns and Clippers

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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 Suns and the Clippers.

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)

Grant Hill

Grant Hill played in the NBA from 1994 to 2013. Hill’s career started off with significant promise when he was drafted by the Detroit Pistons with the third overall pick. He quickly established himself as one of the best players in the league, earning co-Rookie of the Year honors.

In Detroit, Hill was a five-time All-Star and was known for his all-around game. However, his career was hampered by a severe ankle injury that he suffered during the 2000 playoffs. This injury would plague him for several years, significantly affecting his time with the Orlando Magic, to which he was traded in the summer of 2000.

In the latter part of his career, Hill experienced a career resurgence with the Phoenix Suns, becoming a key veteran presence. He finished his career with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2013. Despite his injury struggles, Hill was recognized for his contributions to the game and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018.

Hill Key Stats

  • Hall of Fame (Pistons, Suns, Magic, Clippers)
  • Rookie of the Year (Pistons)
  • All-Star (Pistons, Magic)
  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Pistons)
  • 5+ Assists/Game Season (Pistons, Magic)

Sam Cassell

Sam Cassell enjoyed a successful 15-season career in the NBA, known for his clutch shooting and leadership. Drafted 24th overall by the Houston Rockets in the 1993 NBA Draft, Cassell proved instrumental in the Rockets’ back-to-back NBA Championships in 1994 and 1995.

His tenure in the NBA saw him wearing jerseys for eight different teams, including standout stints with the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Los Angeles Clippers.

Despite being traded multiple times, Cassell consistently produced on the court, averaging 15.7 points and 6.0 assists per game over his career. He was named an All-Star once, in 2003-04, while with the Timberwolves.

Cassell Key Stats

  • All-Star (Timberwolves)
  • 5+ Assists/Game Season (Nets, Bucks, Clippers)

Eric Bledsoe

Eric Bledsoe has made his name as a strong and agile point guard. He was picked 18th overall in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder but was promptly traded to the Los Angeles Clippers.

During his time with the Clippers, Bledsoe was often used as a backup to All-Star Chris Paul, showing promise with his athleticism and defensive prowess. He was traded to the Phoenix Suns in 2013 where he became a full-time starter and had a chance to show his scoring ability, averaging almost 19 points per game during his tenure with the Suns.

In 2017, Bledsoe was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks, where he fit well in the team’s high-tempo, defensive-minded system. His contributions helped the Bucks achieve the best record in the NBA for the 2018-19 season and reach the Eastern Conference Finals.

Bledsoe Key Stats

  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Suns)
  • 5+ Assists/Game Season (Suns, Bucks)

Marcin Gortat

Marcin Gortat was selected as the 57th overall pick in the second round of the 2005 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Over his NBA career, Gortat averaged close to a double-double in points and rebounds. He also became known for his shot-blocking ability.

Gortat’s NBA career took off when he was traded to the Orlando Magic, where he served as a valuable backup to Dwight Howard. He later became a starting center for the Washington Wizards, where he spent several seasons and played a key role.

Among his career highlights, Gortat played in the NBA Finals with the Magic in 2009, although they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers. He also represented Poland in international competition.

Gortat Key Stats

  • 10+ Rebounds/Game Season (Suns, Wizards)

Jamal Crawford

Jamal Crawford is widely regarded as one of the best sixth men in NBA history, thanks to his uncanny scoring ability and flair for the dramatic. Over the course of his lengthy career, Crawford played for several teams, leaving an indelible mark with his unique ball-handling skills and clutch shot-making ability.

Crawford was a three-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year winner, a feat only a handful of players have achieved. Though he bounced around the league, some of his most memorable moments came during his stints with the Los Angeles Clippers and the Atlanta Hawks.

Whether it was scoring 50+ points in a game with multiple franchises or breaking defenders’ ankles with his signature crossover, Crawford’s style and prowess have made him a fan favorite wherever he’s played.

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