Basketball Players who Played for Suns and Pistons

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 Detroit Pistons.

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 Pistons.

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 was previously the most popular pick for this square (Grid 1 & 31)

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)

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)

Ish Smith

Ish Smith was drafted as the 17th pick in the second round of the 2010 NBA Development League Draft by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Though he went undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft, he made his NBA debut later that year with the Houston Rockets.

Primarily known as a journeyman point guard and a valuable role player, Smith’s quickness and ability to distribute the ball have been his standout attributes.

Over his NBA career, Smith has played for an incredible 13 different teams, including the Grizzlies, Warriors, Magic, 76ers, Pistons, Wizards, Hornets and Pistons (and that’s barely over half!).

Smith Key Stats

  • 5+ Assists/Game Season (76ers, Pelicans, Pistons, Wizards)

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