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Who are the second-generation players in the NBA? Complete list of father-son duos

Kenyon Martin Jr., who delivered an impressive rookie season with the Houston Rockets, is part of a seemingly ever-growing list of second-generation NBA players.

Martin's father, Kenyon Sr., was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2000 NBA Draft and enjoyed a successful NBA career that concluded in 2015; if it feels like you were just watching the elder Martin play on an NBA floor, it's probably because you were.

With that in mind, take a closer look at all of the current NBA players whose fathers played in the league within the last 25 seasons.

Greg and Cole Anthony

  • Greg (1991-02): No. 12 pick, 1991 NBA Draft, averaged 7.3 points and 4.0 assists over 757 games
  • Cole (2020-Present): Selected by Orlando Magic with No. 15 overall pick in 2020 NBA Draft.

Melvin and Devin Booker

  • Melvin (1995-97): 32 games with Houston Rockets (11), Denver Nuggets (5) and Golden State Warriors (16)
  • Devin (2015-Present): No. 13 overall pick in 2015 NBA Draft, 2018 3-Point Contest Champion, 2020 NBA All-Star

Rick and Jalen Brunson

  • Rick (1997-06): 337 games over nine seasons with eight teams
  • Jalen (2018-Present): No. 33 overall pick, 2018 NBA Draft.

Charles and Nicolas Claxton

  • Charles (1995-96): No 50 overall pick, 1994 NBA Draft. Appeared in three games with the Boston Celtics in 1995.
  • Nicolas (2019-Present): No. 31 overall pick, 2019 NBA Draft.

Dell, Stephen and Seth Curry

  • Dell (1986-2002): 1,083 games over 16 seasons. 1994 Sixth Man of the Year, career 40.2% 3-point shooter.
  • Stephen (2009-Present): No. 7 overall pick, 2009 NBA Draft. Two-time NBA MVP (2015, 2016), three-time NBA Champion (2015, 2017, 2018). Career 43.3% 3-point shooter.
  • Seth (2014-Present): Undrafted. Career 44.4% 3-point shooter.

Terry and Ed Davis

  • Terry (1989-2001): 480 games over 12 seasons with the Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards and Denver Nuggets. Career averages of 6.4 points and 6.0 rebounds.
  • Ed (2010-Present): No. 13 overall pick, 2010 NBA Draft.

Harvey and Jerami Grant

  • Harvey (1988-99): No. 12 overall pick, 1988 NBA Draft. Averaged 9.9 points and 4.4 rebounds over 783 career games. Twin brother, Horace, enjoyed 17-year career.
  • Jerami (2014-Present): No. 39 overall pick, 2014 NBA Draft. Brother, Jerian, played in 279 career games, last appearing with the Washington Wizards in 2020.

Tim and Tim Hardaway, Jr.

  • Tim (1989-2003): No. 14 overall pick, 1989 NBA Draft. Five-time NBA All-Star, five-time All-NBA selection, No. 10 retired by Miami Heat.
  • Tim, Jr. (2013-Present): No. 24 overall pick, 2013 NBA Draft. 2014 All-Rookie Team selection.

Jaren and Jaren Jackson, Jr.

  • Jaren (1989-2002): Appeared in 431 games over 13 NBA seasons. NBA champion with San Antonio Spurs (1999).
  • Jaren Jr. (2018-Present): No. 4 overall pick, 2018 NBA Draft. All-Rookie Team selection.

Kenyon and Kenyon Martin Jr.

  • Kenyon (2000-15): No. 1 overall pick in 2000 NBA Draft, All-Rookie Team selection, one-time All-Star averaged 12.3 points over 757 games
  • Kenyon Jr. (2020-Present): No. 52 overall pick in 2020 NBA Draft

Gary and Gary Payton II

  • Gary (1990-2007): No. 2 overall pick, 1990 NBA Draft. Nine-time All-Star, nine-time All-NBA, nine-time All-Defence. 1994 Defensive Player of the Year. NBA Champion with Miami Heat (2006). Basketball Hall of Fame selection.
  • Gary II (2016-Present): Undrafted.

Doc and Austin Rivers

  • Doc (1983-96): No. 31 overall pick, 1983 NBA Draft. 1988 NBA All-Star. Averaged 10.9 points over 864 career games. Head coach, LA Clippers.
  • Austin (2011-Present): No. 10 overall pick, 2011 NBA Draft. Played for father for four seasons while a member of the Clippers.

Glenn and Glenn Robinson III

  • Glenn (1994-2005): No. 1 overall pick, 1994 NBA Draft. Two-time All-Star (2000, 2001). Career average of 20.7 points per game. NBA Champion with San Antonio Spurs (2005).
  • Glenn III (2014-Present): No. 40 overall pick, 2014 NBA Draft. 2017 Slam Dunk Contest Champion

Arvydas and Domantas Sabonis

  • Arvydas (1995-2003): No. 24 overall pick, 1986 NBA Draft. Made NBA debut at 30 years old. 1996 All-Rookie Team. Basketball Hall of Fame selection.
  • Domantas (2016-Present): No. 11 overall pick, 2016 NBA Draft. Two-time NBA All-Star (2020, 2021).

Gary and Gary Trent, Jr.

  • Gary (1995-2004): No. 11 overall pick, 1995 NBA Draft. Appeared in 506 games over nine seasons, averaging 8.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.
  • Gary Jr. (2018-Present): No. 37 overall pick. 2018 NBA Draft.

The Rest

The second-generation hoopers don't stop there, as a total of over 20 current NBA players are the sons of former NBA players. Here's a list of father-son duos where the elder member last played prior to the 1995-96 NBA season.

  • Manute Bol (1985-95), Bol Bol (2019-Present)
  • Richard Coffey (1990-92), Amir Coffey (2019-Present)
  • Corey Crowder (1992-95), Jae Crowder (2012-Present)
  • Winston Garland (1987-95), Darius Garland (2019-Present)
  • Tito Horford (1988-94), Al Horford (2007-Present)
  • Frank Kornet (1989-91), Luke Kornet (2018-Present)
  • Stan Love (1971-75), Kevin Love (2009-Present)
  • Larry Nance (1981-94), Larry Nance Jr. (2015-Present)
  • Sonny Parker (1976-82), Jabari Parker (2014-Present)
  • Mychal Thompson (1978-1991), Klay Thompson (2011-Present)
  • Mitchell Wiggins (1983-92), Andrew Wiggins (2014-Present)
  • Rickie Winslow (1987-88), Justise Winslow (2015-Present)

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