The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

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They may retire, but the sun never sets for the best Phoenix Suns players of all time. But among these stars, who shines the brightest? Fans decide in this crowd voted ranking of the best Suns players ever. Support your favorite players by voting them up to get them higher in the rankings. If you notice someone is missing from this list, feel free to add him to this list. 

Formed in 1968, the Phoenix Suns have had a long history of success. But the one thing that the franchise continues to chase is its first NBA championship. Historically, the Suns featured a high flying offensive attack. Phoenix has taken part in some of the most memorable games in NBA history featuring some of the greatest players of all time. A number of Suns players have made selected to the All-NBA First Team. Players like Connie Hawkins, Paul Westphal, and Dennis Johnson are examples from the Suns early years to have achieved that honor.

Two of the greatest Suns players ever are Steve Nash and Charles Barkley.They are among the greatest players to never win a championship. Both won league MVP awards (Nash won it in back-to-back years in 2005 and 2006) and carried Phoenix deep into the playoffs. However, the Suns only made the NBA Finals once under Barkley and zero times with Nash. Both players were part of the most entertaining teams in the NBA. Their teams featured talented stars like Kevin Johnson, Amare Stoudemire and Shawn Marion, but ultimately, not even outstanding players like Nash and Barkley could push the Suns over the proverbial hump.

Despite the number of outstanding players who have worn the Phoenix Suns uniform, none have been inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Suns player. This could change when Nash eventually gets the call. Until then, vote or rerank this list according to who you think is the greatest Phoenix Suns player in franchise history. 
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    the people's #1
    Point guard

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    Small forward, Power forward

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    Kevin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time


    Kevin Johnson Point guard

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    Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

    most listed
    Amar'e Stoudemire Power forward, Center

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    Small forward, Power forward

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    Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time


    Jason Kidd Point guard

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    Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time


    Tom Chambers Power forward, Center

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    Shooting guard, Small forward

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    Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time


    Jeff Hornacek Shooting guard

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    Paul Westphal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time


    Paul Westphal

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    Power forward, Center

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    Larry Nance is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time


    Larry Nance Power forward, Center

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    Shooting guard, Small forward

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    Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

    added by ericrdahl
    Shaquille O'Neal Center

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    Goran Dragic is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

    added by JoeAzar
    Goran Dragic Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

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    Leandro Barbosa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

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    Leandro Barbosa Point guard, Shooting guard

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    Alvan Adams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time


    Alvan Adams Power forward, Center

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    Dennis Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time


    Dennis Johnson

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    Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

    added by johnny-hernandez
    Eric Bledsoe Point guard

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    Dick Van Arsdale is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Dick Van Arsdale Small forward

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    Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time


    Joe Johnson Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

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    Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

    added by ericrdahl
    Danny Ainge Shooting guard

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    Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

    added by Justin Kim
    Devin Booker Shooting Guard

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    Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

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    Isaiah Thomas Point guard

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    added by ericrdahl
    Shooting guard, Small forward

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    Shooting guard

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    Power forward, Center

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    Stephon Marbury is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

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    Stephon Marbury Point guard, Shooting guard

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    Paul Silas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time


    Paul Silas Small forward, Power forward

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    Cedric Ceballos is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

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    Cedric Ceballos Small forward

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    Antonio McDyess is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

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    Antonio McDyess Power forward, Center

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    Power forward, Center

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    new! & added by DaNerd
    Point guard

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    ranked low on reranks & added by johnny-hernandez
    Point guard, Power forward, Center

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    Alex Len is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

    added by johnny-hernandez
    Alex Len Center

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    Marcin Gortat is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

    added by tom-charbono
    Marcin Gortat Center

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    added by johnny-hernandez
    Power forward, Center

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    added by johnny-hernandez
    Small forward

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    Center

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    Center

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    Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

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    Penny Hardaway Point guard, Shooting guard

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    Power forward

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    Jim Jackson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

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    Jim Jackson Shooting guard

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    Power forward

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    added by johnny-hernandez
    Power forward

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    Michael Beasley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

    added by Justin Kim
    Michael Beasley Small forward, Power forward

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    added by little JP Tokoto
    Guard

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