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 Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers.
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 Warriors and the Trail Blazers.
Jermaine O’Neal is most recognized for his time with the Indiana Pacers. A versatile center and power forward, O’Neal’s career spanned 18 seasons from 1996 to 2014, during which he played for multiple teams, including the Trail Blazers, Heat, Celtics, Suns, and Warriors.
Selected directly out of high school by the Trail Blazers in the 1996 NBA Draft, O’Neal spent his initial seasons in a limited role. However, upon being traded to the Pacers, he flourished and became a key player, earning six All-Star selections and being named the NBA’s Most Improved Player for the 2001-02 season.
O’Neal’s prime years in Indiana were marked by consistent scoring and rebounding, as well as a robust defensive presence that earned him multiple All-NBA nods. Despite the individual accolades, team success eluded O’Neal, as the Pacers made several playoff appearances but never reached the NBA Finals during his tenure.
O’Neal Key Stats
- All NBA (Pacers)
- All-Star (Pacers)
- 20+ Points/Game Season (Pacers)
- 10+ Rebounds/Game Season (Pacers)
Dale Davis, a key figure in the Indiana Pacers organization during the 90s, was known for his defensive prowess and rebounding ability in his NBA career that lasted from 1991 to 2007. The 6’11” power forward/center was drafted 13th overall by the Pacers in the 1991 NBA Draft out of Clemson, where he had been ACC Player of the Year.
Davis made an immediate impact with the Pacers, with his rebounding and shot-blocking playing a significant role in their success during the decade, including a run to the NBA Finals in 2000. Davis earned his only All-Star selection that season.
Over his 16-year career, Davis averaged 8 points and 7.9 rebounds per game, playing for the Pacers, Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, and Detroit Pistons.
Davis Key Stats
- All-Star (Pacers)
- 10 Reb/Gm Season (Pacers)
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.
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)
Gary Payton II
Gary Payton II, the son of Hall of Fame point guard Gary Payton, went undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft. Despite going undrafted, he made his NBA debut with the Milwaukee Bucks during the 2016-2017 season.
Payton has played for several teams in his NBA career, including the Los Angeles Lakers, Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors, and others. Known for his defense and athleticism, he has earned opportunities through his hustle and effort on the court.
Although he hasn’t achieved standout statistical success in the NBA, Payton has been a valuable role player. Payton’s tenacity and ability to contribute in various aspects of the game have kept him in the NBA, where he continues to be a valuable bench player and a solid defender.