Ranking the 12 groups of siblings suiting up in the NBA this season

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One of the coolest parts of the NBA is the number of siblings who play in the league at the same time, sometimes even for the same team. Entering the 2022–23 season, there were 12 groups of siblings that had a legitimate chance of competing in the league.

Some of the game’s biggest stars are part of a sibling group in the league. Giannis Antetokoumpo has siblings in the league. Steph Curry has a brother shooting hoops on the other side of the country. Lonzo and LaMelo Ball are famously brothers, despite being sidelined by injuries to begin the season.

There’s no foolproof way to rank the dozens of siblings competing in the league right now. While most of the sibling contingents are pairs, some are trios. How can you assess groups of different sizes?

There are 12 groups of siblings suiting up in the NBA this season. Let’s try to rank them, from worst to first.

This ranking is completely subjective, so feedback and disagreement are certainly welcome in the comments. This is not about ranking where the siblings rank in terms of legacy or how they would fit in if they played together. Instead, this exercise involves averaging out the two (or three) brothers based on individual impact and then putting them into their rightful pecking order.

A fun fact before we begin: five pairs of siblings are playing together on the same team. Teammates always refer to each other as family, but it’s really true for a handful of players. How cool is that?

With that out of the way, let’s start dividing the siblings.

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