Ranking the sets of twins in NBA history

BY MIKE BALDWIN, Staff Writer, mbaldwin@opubco.com Published: December 13, 2009
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Joey and Stephen Graham, who led Oklahoma State to the 2004 Final Four, are one of only six sets of twins to ever play in the NBA.

Here’s how we rank the NBA’s six sets of twins:


1. Dick and Tom Van Arsdale: Both were second-round picks in 1965 back when there were only nine teams. Both played 12 seasons. Both appeared in three All-Star Games. Dick averaged 16.4 points, Tom 15.3.

2. Horace and Harvey Grant: Horace averaged 11.2 points in 17 NBA seasons and won four rings. Havery averaged 9.9 points in 11 seasons. They even had the same nickname: "The General.”

3. Brook and Robin Lopez: The only twins to be selected in the first round in the same draft, Brook is third in the league in blocked shots (2.2) and averages 19.3 points, 9.1 rebounds. Robin is averaging 4.4 points, 3.5 rebounds.

4. Joey and Stephen Graham: Joey, in his first season with the Denver Nuggets, owns a career 6.3 scoring average. Stephen, who has started three games this season with Charlotte, is averaging 4.2 points.

5. Jarron and Jason Collins: Journeymen in the league the past nine seasons, Jarron is with the Phoenix Suns. Jason is playing with the Atlanta Hawks. The identical twins have an identical 4.2 career average.

6. Carl and Charles Thomas: Carl played parts of three seasons in the early ’90s, averaging 2.9 points for four teams. Charles played only one season, averaging 1.3 points in 36 games with the Pistons.


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