Where do the Warriors guards rank on the list of best father-son duos?

5/14/13 in NBA   |   droth   |   127 respect

5.  Dolph and Danny Schayes: They may not be the sharpshooters that Dell and Steph Curry are, but the Schayes may be the the most underrated father-son pair in league history.  Dolph played for 15 seasons in the 1950's and early 60's for the Syracuse Nationals before finishing his career with the 76ers.  Schayes led the league in free throw shooting three times as a power forward and averaged an impressive 18.5 points and 12 rebounds a game for his lengthy career.  Schayes and the Nationals made several trips to the NBA Finals and won in 1955.  He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1973.

His son, Danny Schayes, didn't put up the same impressive numbers that his father did, but his 18-year career speaks for itself.   He played from 1981-1999, averaging 7.7 points and 5 rebounds a game over that period.  He played with several teams, but spent the majority of his career with Denver and Milwaukee.  In the late 80's Schayes was a big part of the Nuggets rotation and averaged 13.9 points and 8.2 rebounds in 1987-88, his most productive season.

At this point, it's too early to tell where the Thompsons and Currys will finish on this list when it's all said and done.  At this rate, both duos could join Rose and Walker as the only father-son tandems that have each scored 10,000 or more points, but let's not get too far ahead of ourselves.  Thomspon is only in his second season and it is Curry's fourth.  Both guards have a long time to move up the ranks.

So, where do you think the Thompsons and Currys will end up on this list?
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5/17/13   |   andphidom

This is a GREAT article! Really really well done. Props!

p.s. Reminisce on Steph's 272 3 pointers: