Power ranking each NBA team by their 2-on-2 NBA Jam pairings

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28. Detroit Pistons: Blake Griffin and Bruce Brown

Scouring the Pistons roster for this exercise doesn’t exactly brighten one’s day. Whatever is left of Griffin after all his injuries is still somehow their best player, but on the bright side he should play up in an environment like this. All he needs is a defensive-minded complement; enter Bruce Brown.

Griffin has no issue taking smaller opponents to the weight room, and his exceptional passing will create a lot of opportunities for Brown. The key is if Brown can knock down those open shots, and/or if he can drop dimes to his teammate at point-blank range.

27. Sacramento Kings: De’Aaron Fox and Richaun Holmes

The Kings don’t have many great options after Fox, as they’re lacking in defense on the wings and at the rim. But Holmes will at least try to contest shots, and he’ll do everything he can on the perimeter; that’s better than the rest of Sacramento’s frontcourt can say.

Considering that both these guys put consistent pressure on the rim offensively, they’re bound to generate easy buckets. The other end will be a struggle though, and probably their downfall. Fox can contain perimeter assignments relatively well, but there are lots of ways for Holmes to get beat in isolation.