Rockets guard/forward Tracy McGrady is a cousin of Nets guard Vince Carter.

Houston center Dikembe Mutombo played two seasons with the Nets (2002-03, 2003-04) prior to joining Houston.

New Jersey forward Eduardo Najera was selected by Houston in the second round of the 2000 NBA Draft.

Nets forward/center Stromile Swift played the 2005-06 season with the Rockets.

New Jersey forward/center Sean Williams is a native of Houston.