NBA HoopGrids answers for today (August 1): Kentucky Wildcats players who have played for the Thunder and Kings

NBA HoopGrids (Aug. 1) and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
NBA HoopGrids (Aug. 1) and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

NBA HoopGrids has released its puzzle for Tuesday, August 1. A new special category has also been introduced: a player who has only played for one NBA franchise during their career.

Let's take a look at the HoopGrids puzzle for Aug. 1:

  • Grid 1: Player who played for the Dallas Mavericks and OKC Thunder.
  • Grid 2: Player who played for the Dallas Mavericks and Sacramento Kings.
  • Grid 3: Player who played for the Dallas Mavericks for his entire NBA career.
  • Grid 4: Player who played for the Toronto Raptors and OKC Thunder.
  • Grid 5: Player who played for the Toronto Raptors and Sacramento Kings.
  • Grid 6: Player who played for the Toronto Raptors for his entire NBA career.
  • Grid 7: Player who played for the Kentucky Wildcats and OKC Thunder.
  • Grid 8: Player who played for the Kentucky Wildcats and Sacramento Kings.
  • Grid 9: Player who played for the Kentucky Wildcats and played with one NBA franchise.

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For Tuesday's NBA HoopGrids puzzle, here's a closer look at grids 7 and 8: which Kentucky Wildcats players have suited up for either the OKC Thunder or the Sacramento Kings?

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is one of the best players in the NBA currently. He became a franchise cornerstone for the Thunder after they acquired him from the LA Clippers in 2019. He was the No. 11 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft out of Kentucky by the Charlotte Hornets.

Gilgeous-Alexander played one season for the Wildcats before declaring for the draft. He averaged 14.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 5.1 assists in his lone college season.

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Meanwhile, Trey Lyles is one of the possible answers for Grid 8. Lyles plays for the Kings and is also a product of Kentucky. He was the No. 12 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz.

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NBA HoopGrids answers for August 1

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is not the only former Wildcat to play for the OKC Thunder.

Other notable Kentucky players who suited up for the Thunder include Hamidou Diallo, Enes Kanter Freedom, Dakari Johnson, DeAndre Liggins, Darius Miller, Nerlens Noel and Daniel Orton.

Meanwhile, Rajon Rondo, Willie Cauley-Stein, DeMarcus Cousins, DeAaron Fox, Wenyen Gabriel, Chuck Hayes, Skal Labissiere and Malik Monk played for the University of Kentucky and the Sacramento Kings.

It should be noted that Patrick Patterson is a correct answer for both grids 7 and 8. He's a Kentucky product who has played for both the Thunder and Kings.

Here's a completed grid for Tuesday:

NBA HoopGrids - August 1
NBA HoopGrids - August 1

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