8 Basketball Players who Played for Suns and Nets

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 Brooklyn Nets.

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 Nets.

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant was selected second overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics (now Oklahoma City Thunder). He quickly became the face of the franchise, earning several NBA scoring titles and leading the team to the NBA Finals in 2012.

In 2016, Durant signed with the Golden State Warriors. During his time with the Warriors, Durant won two NBA championships in 2017 and 2018 and was named the NBA Finals MVP both times. In 2019, he left for the Brooklyn Nets. However, he missed the entire 2019-2020 season due to an Achilles injury he suffered in the 2019 NBA Finals.

Over his career, Durant has averaged 27 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists per game. He’s also a multiple-time All-Star and has been named to several All-NBA teams.

*Durant was previously the most popular pick for this square (Grid 31)

Durant Key Stats

  • Rookie of the Year (Thunder)
  • All-NBA (Thunder, Warriors, Nets)
  • All-Star (Thunder, Warriors, Nets)
  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Thunder, Warriors, Nets)
  • 5+ Assists/Game Season (Thunder, Warriors, Nets)

Vince Carter

Vince Carter is renowned for his extraordinary leaping ability, scoring prowess, and longevity in the league. He was selected fifth overall by the Golden State Warriors in the 1998 NBA Draft but was immediately traded to the Toronto Raptors, where he quickly emerged as a star.

Carter was a sensation in Toronto, earning the nickname “Vinsanity” for his remarkable athleticism and spectacular dunks. His performance in the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest, where he showcased a variety of stunning dunks, remains one of the most memorable in NBA history.

Throughout his career, Carter earned eight All-Star selections. Remarkably, he played 22 seasons in the NBA, retiring after the 2019-2020 season with the Hawks. His longevity, combined with his high-flying playing style and scoring ability, ensured his place as one of the most entertaining and respected players in NBA history.

Carter Key Stats

  • Rookie of the Year (Raptors)
  • All-NBA (Raptors)
  • All-Star (Raptors, Nets)
  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Raptors, Nets)
  • 5+ Assists/Game Season (Nets)

Goran Dragic

Goran Dragić was selected as the 45th overall pick in the second round of the 2008 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs, but he was subsequently traded to the Phoenix Suns.

Over his career, Dragić has played for several teams, including the Suns, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat, and Toronto Raptors. He was named the NBA’s Most Improved Player in 2014 and earned an All-Star selection in 2018.

Dragić has career averages (to date) of 13.3 points, 4.7 assists, and 3.0 rebounds per game. His crafty playmaking, scoring ability, and leadership on the court have been key factors in his success as an NBA player. He played an instrumental role in helping the Miami Heat reach the NBA Finals in 2020.

Dragic Key Stats

  • All-Star (Heat)
  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Heat)
  • 5+ Assists/Game Season (Rockets, Suns, Heat)

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)

T.J. Warren

During his sophomore year, T.J. Warren led the ACC in scoring and was named the ACC Player of the Year. He then declared for the NBA draft and was selected 14th overall by the Phoenix Suns in 2014.

With the Suns, Warren developed his scoring skill set and became a reliable option on offense. He showcased his potential as a scorer, but it wasn’t until he was traded to the Indiana Pacers in 2019 that he really began to flourish.

In the 2019-20 season, Warren had a standout performance in the NBA bubble, scoring a career-high 53 points and averaging over 31 PPG in the seeding games. His offensive explosion elevated his status in the league. Unfortunately, Warren’s career was derailed by a foot injury that he never seemed to fully bounce back from.

Joe Johnson

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)

Jim Jackson

Jim Jackson entered the NBA when he was selected 4th overall by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1992 NBA Draft.

In Dallas, he quickly showcased his scoring prowess, becoming one of the young pillars of the team alongside Jason Kidd and Jamal Mashburn. However, despite the promise, the trio was short-lived due to various factors, including injuries and internal dynamics.

What followed for Jackson was a journeyman’s career, as he played for 12 different NBA teams, which included stints with the 76ers, Warriors, Trail Blazers, and Rockets, among others. Despite the frequent relocations, Jackson consistently proved his worth on the court, often providing a scoring punch and veteran presence.

Jackson Key Stats

  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Mavericks)
  • 5+ Assists/Game Season (Nets, Warriors)

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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