10 Basketball Players who Played for Wizards and Magic

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That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the Washington Wizards and Orlando Magic.

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 Wizards and the Magic.

Gilbert Arenas

Gilbert Arenas, also known as “Agent Zero”, was known for his scoring prowess and his ability to take and make big shots. Arenas’ career started in 2001 when he was selected in the second round of the NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors.

Despite his low draft position, Arenas quickly established himself as a standout player and won the NBA’s Most Improved Player award in his second season.

Following his stint with the Warriors, Arenas signed with the Washington Wizards in 2003. This is where his career took off as he developed into one of the top guards in the league. From 2004-2007, Arenas was selected to three consecutive NBA All-Star games and earned All-NBA honors.

Arenas Key Stats

  • All-NBA (Wizards)
  • All-Star (Wizards)
  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Wizards)
  • 5+ Assists/Game Season (Wizards)

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard is known in the NBA for his physical dominance and rebounding ability. Drafted first overall in the 2004 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic, Howard quickly established himself as one of the premier centers in the league.

He has been named an All-Star eight times and has been selected to the All-NBA First Team five times. Howard has led the NBA in rebounds a remarkable five times and blocks twice. His highest achievement came in 2008 when he was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year, an honor he would win three times consecutively.

Although largely associated with the Magic, who he led to the NBA Finals in 2009, Howard has also had stints with the Lakers, Rockets, Hawks, Hornets, Wizards, and 76ers. He won his first NBA championship with the Lakers in 2020.

*Howard was the most popular pick for this square in a previous grid (Grid 27)

Howard Key Stats

  • All-NBA (Magic, Lakers, Rockets)
  • All-Star (Magic, Lakers, Rockets)
  • NBA Championship (Lakers)
  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Magic)
  • 10+ Rebounds/Game Season (Magic, Lakers, Rockets, Hawks, Hornets)

Mike Miller

Mike Miller was a player known for his shooting ability, particularly beyond the arc. He was selected as the 5th overall pick in the 2000 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic, and his standout performances during his rookie season earned him the NBA Rookie of the Year Award.

In 2003, he joined the Memphis Grizzlies, where he was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year for the 2005-2006 season. Miller’s career then took him to the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Washington Wizards, but it was his tenure with the Miami Heat that brought him significant recognition.

Joining the Heat in 2010, Miller played a key role in the team’s back-to-back NBA Championships in 2012 and 2013. He made a significant contribution in Game 5 of the 2012 NBA Finals, when he made 7 of 8 three-point attempts, helping the Heat secure the championship.

Marcin Gortat

Marcin Gortat was selected as the 57th overall pick in the second round of the 2005 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Over his NBA career, Gortat averaged close to a double-double in points and rebounds. He also became known for his shot-blocking ability.

Gortat’s NBA career took off when he was traded to the Orlando Magic, where he served as a valuable backup to Dwight Howard. He later became a starting center for the Washington Wizards, where he spent several seasons and played a key role.

Among his career highlights, Gortat played in the NBA Finals with the Magic in 2009, although they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers. He also represented Poland in international competition.

Gortat Key Stats

  • 10+ Rebounds/Game Season (Suns, Wizards)

Ben Wallace

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)

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

Rashard Lewis

Rashard Lewis was a player known for his scoring ability and his ability to stretch the floor as a big man, a trait that has become increasingly valued in the modern NBA. He was selected straight out of high school by the Seattle SuperSonics with the 32nd pick of the 1998 NBA Draft.

Lewis, who primarily played as a small forward and power forward, had a successful career in the NBA spanning 16 seasons. His biggest impact was during his tenure with the SuperSonics and then later with the Orlando Magic. Lewis was a two-time NBA All-Star, first in 2005 with the SuperSonics and then in 2009 with the Magic.

One of his career highlights was playing a pivotal role in the Magic’s run to the NBA Finals in 2009, showcasing his ability as a scorer and his effectiveness from beyond the three-point line. He also won an NBA championship with the Miami Heat in 2013, although his role was reduced at that stage of his career.

Lewis Key Stats

  • All-Star (Supersonics, Magic)
  • NBA Championship (Heat)
  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Supersonics)

Jeff Green

Jeff Green has played for numerous teams in the NBA. He was initially drafted 5th overall by the Boston Celtics in the 2007 NBA Draft, though he was immediately traded to the Seattle SuperSonics, where he spent the first part of his career.

Green has had a journeyman career, playing for 11 different teams in his 15-year career including the Thunder, Celtics, Grizzlies, Clippers, Magic, Cavaliers, Wizards, Jazz, Rockets, Nets, and Nuggets. He was a solid contributor to the Nuggets Championship this past season.

Green’s versatility and ability to play both inside and outside have allowed him to fit into various roles on different teams. He’s been both a starter and a valuable bench player throughout his career, contributing with his scoring, rebounding, and ability to defend multiple positions.

Al Harrington

Al Harrington’s NBA journey began straight out of high school when he was selected 25th overall by the Indiana Pacers in the 1998 NBA Draft.

As a young player with the Pacers, he developed under the guidance of coach Larry Bird and alongside a core group that included Reggie Miller. Over time, Harrington carved out a significant role for himself with the Pacers, demonstrating his scoring touch and basketball IQ.

Throughout his NBA career, Harrington played for several teams, including the Pacers, Hawks, Warriors, Knicks, Nuggets, Magic, and Wizards. Among his career highlights was his stint with the Golden State Warriors during the “We Believe” era, where he was part of the team’s memorable upset of the top-seeded Mavericks in the ’07 playoffs.

Harrington Key Stats

  • 20+ Points/Game Season (Knicks)

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.

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