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I’ve done some research and have found players who played for both the Wizards and the Bulls.
Undrafted out of Virginia Union University, a Division II school, Ben Wallace began his NBA career with the Washington Bullets/Wizards before making a name for himself with the Pistons.
Wallace was best known for his defensive prowess and rebounding ability. Despite standing at only 6’9″ — relatively short for a center — his tenacity, strength, and instincts helped him become one of the best defenders in the league. He won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award four times, a record he shares with Dikembe Mutombo.
As a Piston, he was a crucial part of the “Goin’ to Work” Pistons that won the NBA Championship in 2004. He was a four-time NBA All-Star and made five All-NBA teams. Despite not being a significant scoring threat, Wallace’s impact was undeniable. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2021.
Wallace Key Stats
- Hall of Fame (Pistons, Wizards, Bulls, Magic, Cavaliers)
- All-NBA (Pistons)
- All-Star (Pistons)
- NBA Championship (Pistons)
- 10+ Rebounds/Game Season (Pistons, Bulls)
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.
Otto Porter Jr
Otto Porter Jr. began his NBA journey with the Washington Wizards, who selected him 3rd overall in the 2013 NBA Draft. Over his years with the Wizards, he developed into a reliable scorer and defender, often playing crucial minutes for the team.
In 2019, Porter was traded to the Chicago Bulls, where he continued to demonstrate his value as a forward who can both score and play solid defense. Throughout his career, he has been viewed as a player who can seamlessly fit into various systems given his skill set.
He was a key component of the Warriors Championship run in 2022, playing valuable minutes, mostly coming off the bench
Bobby Portis was selected 22nd overall by the Chicago Bulls in the 2015 NBA Draft. During his tenure with the Bulls, he showcased his scoring ability and rebounding prowess. After his time in Chicago, Portis played for the Wizards and the Knicks, consistently bringing energy and production to each team he joined.
However, it has been with the Milwaukee Bucks that Portis has had some of his best seasons. Joining the Bucks for the 2020-2021 season, he became an essential player off the bench.
Portis played a crucial role in the Bucks’ 2021 NBA Championship run, with standout performances in the playoffs, especially during the NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns. His tenacity and timely scoring were instrumental in helping the Bucks capture their first NBA title in 50 years.
Garrett Temple was undrafted out of LSU in the 2009 NBA Draft but worked his way into the league and has developed and impressive 13-year career as a journeyman.
He has played for multiple NBA teams (11 in total), including the Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards, and Brooklyn Nets. His role has primarily been as a defensive specialist and a veteran presence in the locker room.
He’s been a key contributor on many of the teams he’s played on and has even started in almost 300 games in his career.
Mike James began his NBA career undrafted, but he managed to break into the league in 2001 with the Miami Heat. From there, he embarked on a journey that saw him play for numerous teams, including the Celtics, Pistons, Bucks, Rockets, Raptors, Timberwolves, New Orleans Hornets, Wizards, and Bulls.
Perhaps the highlight of his NBA tenure came during the 2005-2006 season with the Toronto Raptors, where he averaged a career-high in points and showcased his ability to lead a team as a primary guard. His NBA journey was marked by his adaptability, allowing him to fit into various roles, from starting point guard to a bench contributor.
In addition to his NBA career, James had spells in international basketball, playing in France, Turkey, and Italy, which further underscored his dedication and adaptability to different styles of play and cultures.
James Key Stats
- NBA Championship (Pistons)
- 20+ Points/Game Season (Raptors)
- 5+ Assists/Game Season (Raptors)