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Kenyon Martin Jr. looks to join growing list of second-generation NBA players

After reports surfaced that he would be declaring for the 2020 NBA Draft, 19-year-old prospect Kenyon Martin Jr. looks to become the next member of an 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.

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. Averaging 8.8 points through first 130 career games.

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. Averaging 4.4 points and 2.9 rebounds through first 15 games with Brooklyn Nets.

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 43.5% 3-point shooter.
  • Seth (2014-Present): Undrafted. Career average of 10.1 points over 251 games and 44.3% 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. Career averages of 6.3 points and 6.7 rebounds over 665 career games.

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. Averages of 9.2 points and 3.9 rebounds through 447 games. Brother, Jerian, played in 273 career games, last appearing with the Orlando Magic in 2019.

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, career average of 13.4 points through 466 games.

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, averaging 15.2 points through first 112 career games.

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. Appeared in 61 games over four seasons, making 17 starts for the Wizards during the 2019-20 season.

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. Averaging 9.1 points through 544 career games. 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. Averages of 18.5 points and 12.4 rebounds in 2019-20 NBA season. 2020 NBA All-Star.

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. Averaging 6.6 points through 68 career games (nine starts). 37.4% 3-point shooter.

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)
  • Wes Matthews (1980-90), Wesley Matthews (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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