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The Best NBA Players from Arizona

Updated June 7, 2021 856 votes 176 voters 4.8k views20 items

List RulesOnly NBA players born or raised in Arizona.

Here are the best NBA players from Arizona. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Arizona includes Sean Elliott, Marvin Bagley III, Jerryd Bayless, Kevin Knox, Channing Frye, and Mike Bibby. Who is the greatest NBA player from Arizona?

Vote up the top Arizona NBA players, and help decide which stars among this small group deserves to be considered the best.

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    Sean Elliott

    Tucson, Arizona

    PositionSmall forward

    TeamsSan Antonio Spurs, Detroit Pistons

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    Marvin Bagley III

    Tempe, Arizona

    PositionPower forward

    TeamsSacramento Kings

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    Kevin Knox

    Phoenix, Arizona

    PositionPower forward

    TeamsNew York Knicks

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    Mike Bibby

    Cherry Hill, New Jersey

    PositionPoint guard

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Vancouver Grizzlies

    Raised in Phoenix, Arizona

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    #227 of 289 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#56 of 150 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

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    Jerryd Bayless

    Phoenix, Arizona

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, New Orleans Hornets, Toronto Raptors, Memphis Grizzlies

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    Bernard Thompson

    Phoenix, Arizona

    PositionSmall forward

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

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    Nick Johnson

    Gilbert, Arizona

    PositionPoint guard

    TeamsHouston Rockets

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    Steve Colter

    Phoenix, Arizona

    PositionPoint guard

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, Cleveland Cavaliers

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    Alan Williams

    Phoenix, Arizona

    PositionCenter

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets

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    Channing Frye

    White Plains, New York

    PositionPower forward, Center

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers

    Raised in Phoenix, Arizona

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    Bryce Cotton

    Tucson, Arizona

    PositionPoint guard

    TeamsUtah Jazz, Phoenix Suns

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    Zylan Cheatham

    Phoenix, Arizona

    PositionSmall forward

    TeamsNew Orleans Pelicans

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    Paul Watson Jr.

    Phoenix, Arizona

    PositionShooting guard

    TeamsToronto Raptors

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    Carrick Felix

    Goodyear, Arizona

    PositionShooting guard

    TeamsCleveland Cavaliers

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    Matisse Thybulle

    Scottsdale, Arizona

    PositionShooting guard

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers

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    #53 of 83 The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time#28 of 43 The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked

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    Nico Mannion

    Siena, Tuscany

    PositionPoint Guard

    TeamsGolden State Warriors

    Raised in Phoenix, Arizona

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    #197 of 232 The Best White Players in NBA History#48 of 91 The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

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    Ron Davis

    Phoenix, Arizona

    PositionSmall forward

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks, San Diego Clippers

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    Larry Owens

    Mesa, Arizona

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    TeamsSan Antonio Spurs, Washington Wizards, New Jersey Nets

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    Perry Moss

    Tucson, Arizona

    PositionPoint guard

    TeamsWashington Bullets, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors

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    Mark Alarie

    Phoenix, Arizona

    PositionPower forward

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Denver Nuggets