Sometimes, for fun, I’ll take a look at the list of teams that a player has played on in their career, then try to come up with players that played for those same teams. The more teams, the harder it becomes. With more than three, you’d better hope that the answer is Ish Smith, because otherwise there’s probably not a valid answer within the last decade (which is about as far back as I can remember transactions before everything turns into a soupy, jumbled blur of meaningless player trades).
Right now I’m playing that game with Eric Bledsoe and his three teams: the Clippers, the Suns, and the Bucks. I’ve come up with one recent player who has played for all three of those teams, but I’m not going to spoiler it. Post the player in the comments (or thumb-up an existing comment) if you figure it out.
DON’T READ THE SPOILERS
SNAPE KILLS DUMBLEDORE
HARRY IS THE SEVENTH HORCRUX
STOP CHEATING YOU MISERABLE LOSER
DOWNTOBUCK HAS A VERY LOW OPINION OF PEOPLE WHO ONLY PRETEND TO HAVE DEEP KNOWLEDGE OF NBA ROSTERS PAST AND PRESENT
Okay, so the answer I came up with was Jared Dudley. But that’s the only one I can come up with. Michael Beasley is close, but he’s playing for the wrong Los Angeles team. I feel like, for some reason, this quiz would be way easier if the third team was the Pistons instead of the Clippers, because the Bucks and Suns are always exchanging their garbage with each other, the Bucks and Pistons will always reach across Lake Michigan to make a trade (thanks for Middleton!), and the Pistons and Suns will trade trash between themselves forever if given the opportunity.
I just spent another five minutes staring at my desk and I can’t come up with another player who played for those three teams. Did Drew Gooden ever play for the Suns? How about Corey Maggette?