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 Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz.
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 Suns and the Jazz.
Jae Crowder is an NBA player known for his toughness and versatility. He was drafted 34th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2012 NBA Draft, but was immediately traded to the Dallas Mavericks where he spent the first part of his career.
Crowder has been something of an NBA journeyman, playing for several teams including the Celtics, Cavaliers, Jazz, Grizzlies, Heat, Suns and Bucks. Despite changing teams frequently, Crowder has consistently been valued for his ‘3-and-D skills’ (three-point shooting and defense), as well as his ability to play both forward positions.
He has played crucial roles in deep playoff runs for several teams, including the Miami Heat in 2020, where he helped the team reach the NBA Finals, and the Phoenix Suns in 2021, also reaching the NBA Finals.
Joe Johnson, also known as “Iso Joe,” is remembered in the NBA for his scoring prowess and clutch performances. After being selected 10th overall in the 2001 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics, Johnson went on to play for several teams, including the Suns, Hawks, Nets, Heat, and Jazz.
He made his biggest impact during his time with the Hawks (2005-2012), where he was named an All-Star in six consecutive seasons. Known for his ability to create his own shot, Johnson earned a reputation as one of the game’s premier isolation players.
He scored over 20,000 points in his NBA career, underscoring his longevity and scoring ability.
Johnson Key Stats
- All-Star (Hawks, Nets)
- 20+ Points/Game Season (Hawks)
- 5+ Assists/Game Season (Hawks)
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)