8 Basketball Players who Played for Trail Blazers and Knicks

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That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the Portland Trail Blazers 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 Trail Blazers and the Knicks.

Carmelo Anthony

After a successful college career at Syracuse University, which included a national championship in 2003, Carmelo Anthony was picked third overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 2003 NBA Draft.

In Denver, Anthony became one of the league’s top scorers, leading the Nuggets to multiple playoff berths. His time in Denver culminated in a Western Conference Finals run in 2009. In 2011, he was traded to the New York Knicks, where he continued his scoring prowess and was selected to multiple All-Star games.

Over his career, Anthony has been selected to ten NBA All-Star Games and has been named to the All-NBA Team six times. Internationally, he has won three gold medals with Team USA at the Olympics (2008, 2012, 2016), becoming the team’s all-time leading scorer in the process.

Anthony Key Stats

  • All-NBA (Nuggets, Knicks)
  • All-Star (Nuggets, Knicks)
  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Nuggets, Knicks)

Rasheed Wallace

Rasheed Wallace had a very successful career in the NBA from 1995 to 2013. Wallace, a versatile power forward known for his strong defense and three-point shooting, was picked fourth overall by the Washington Bullets (now Wizards) in the 1995 NBA Draft.

He played a single season with the Bullets before being traded to the Portland Trail Blazers, where he spent the bulk of his early career. In Portland, Wallace established himself as an All-Star, but his time there was also marked by technical fouls and controversies.

In 2004, Wallace was traded to the Detroit Pistons, where he played a key role in winning that year’s NBA Championship. Wallace later had stints with the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks. He was a four-time All-Star and also received recognition for his defensive skills throughout his career.

Wallace Key Stats

  • All-Star (Trail Blazers, Pistons)
  • NBA Championship (Pistons)

Zach Randolph

Zach Randolph, often referred to as “Z-Bo,” was widely recognized for his scoring and rebounding prowess. He played college basketball at Michigan State University before being selected 19th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2001 NBA Draft.

Randolph had stints with the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers but truly flourished when he joined the Memphis Grizzlies in 2009. He became a central figure in the Grizzlies’ “Grit and Grind” era alongside Marc Gasol, Tony Allen, and Mike Conley. His toughness and post-up game became hallmarks of the team’s identity.

During his time with the Grizzlies, Randolph was a two-time NBA All-Star (2010, 2013) and helped lead the Grizzlies to the Western Conference Finals in the 2012-13 season. He ranks first in Memphis Grizzlies’ franchise history for total rebounds.

Randolph Key Stats

  • All-NBA (Grizzlies)
  • All-Star (Grizzlies)
  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Trail Blazers, Grizzlies)
  • 10+ Rebounds/Game Season (Trail Blazers, Knicks, Grizzlies)

Marcus Camby

The Toronto Raptors selected Marcus Camby as the 2nd overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft out of UMass. Camby made an immediate impact, earning a spot on the NBA All-Rookie First Team in his debut season. However, his time with the Raptors was short-lived, as he was traded to the New York Knicks after just two seasons.

In New York, Camby emerged as one of the league’s premier shot-blockers and rebounders. He was a key figure in the Knicks’ 1999 run to the NBA Finals.

Camby’s standout season was in 2006-07 when he led the NBA in blocks (something he did 4x in his career) and was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year while playing for the Denver Nuggets. Over his 17-year career, Camby played for several teams, including the Clippers, Trail Blazers, and Rockets.

Camby Key Stats

  • 10+ Rebounds/Game Season (Knicks, Nuggets, Clippers, Trail Blazers)

Robin Lopez

Robin Lopez was selected 15th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2008 NBA Draft. In his early career with the Suns, Lopez provided reliable depth at the center position, known for his rim protection and rebounding.

His time in Phoenix was followed by a successful stint with the Portland Trail Blazers, where he became a full-time starter and was appreciated for his defensive efforts and hard screens.

Lopez then had brief but impactful spells with the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, and Milwaukee Bucks, providing a steady inside presence and veteran leadership. In recent years, Lopez has continued to bounce around with multiple teams with varied levels of success.

Wesley Matthews

Undrafted out of Marquette University in 2009, Wesley Matthews earned a roster spot with the Utah Jazz, making an immediate impact with his play. After a successful stint in Utah, he signed with the Portland Trail Blazers where he solidified his reputation as one of the league’s best 3-and-D players.

He became a critical piece of the Blazers’ backcourt alongside Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, particularly excelling in 3-point shooting. Matthews ruptured his Achilles tendon in 2015, a significant setback, but returned to play for the Mavericks and has since bounced around with different teams.

Despite the various team changes, his consistency as a shooter and defender has remained, offering valuable contributions in the regular season and playoffs.

Cam Reddish

Cam Reddish is an NBA forward known for his scoring ability, athleticism, and versatility on the court. He played college basketball at Duke University, where he teamed up with Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett, forming one of the most-watched trios in college basketball during the 2018-2019 season.

Selected 10th overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2019 NBA Draft, Reddish displayed potential as both a shooter and a defender in his rookie season. While he faced the typical challenges of transitioning from college to professional play, he showcased moments of brilliance, indicating a bright future in the league.

Reddish has bounced around a bit in his young career, going from the Hawks to the Knicks and then to the Trail Blazers. Despite this, his combination of size, skill, and basketball IQ positions him as an intriguing player to watch in the coming years.

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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