NBA The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time  

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List Rules Please rank the players based only on their time with the Suns

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. 

1
882 170
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Steve Nash Point guard

2
778 130
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Charles Barkley Small forward, Power forward

3
455 143
Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Amar'e Stoudemire Power forward, Center

4
431 118
Kevin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Kevin Johnson Point guard

5
354 110
Shawn Marion is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Shawn Marion Small forward, Power forward

6
376 122
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Jason Kidd Point guard

7
312 87
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Tom Chambers Power forward, Center

8
308 88
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Dan Majerle Shooting guard, Small forward

9
232 71
Larry Nance is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Larry Nance Power forward, Center

10
230 102
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Jeff Hornacek Shooting guard

11
219 55
Connie Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Connie Hawkins Power forward, Center

12
266 54
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Justin Kim added Devin Booker Shooting Guard

13
181 65
Paul Westphal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

14
165 61
Walter Davis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Walter Davis Shooting guard, Small forward

15
168 103
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
JoeAzar added Goran Dragic Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

16
137 75
Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Joe Johnson Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

17
122 48
Leandro Barbosa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
pedro-cunha added Leandro Barbosa Point guard, Shooting guard

18
203 133
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
ericrdahl added Shaquille O'Neal Center

19
112 48
Dennis Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

20
153 78
Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Eric Bledsoe Point guard

21
137 55
Alvan Adams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Alvan Adams Power forward, Center

22
82 47
Dick Van Arsdale is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Dick Van Arsdale Small forward

23
83 18
Grant Hill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
1478629793029 added Grant Hill Small forward

24
99 54
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
ericrdahl added Danny Ainge Shooting guard

25
87 51
Michael Finley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
ericrdahl added Michael Finley Shooting guard, Small forward

26
91 67
Stephon Marbury is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
ericrdahl added Stephon Marbury Point guard, Shooting guard

27
80 38
Cedric Ceballos is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
JoeAzar added Cedric Ceballos Small forward

28
90 47
Raja Bell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Raja Bell Shooting guard

29
68 35
Mark West is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
ericrdahl added Mark West Power forward, Center

30
78 79
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Justin Kim added Isaiah Thomas Point guard

31
56 25
Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
CMCSS03 added Penny Hardaway Point guard, Shooting guard

32
64 29
Boris Diaw is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Boris Diaw Point guard, Power forward, Center

33
66 39
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
mandyclark25 added Tyson Chandler Center

34
39 19
T.J. Warren is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Tamis1966 added T.J. Warren Forward

35
58 39
Paul Silas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Paul Silas Small forward, Power forward

36
54 38
Marcin Gortat is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
tom-charbono added Marcin Gortat Center

37
32 36
Antonio McDyess is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
slaft added Antonio McDyess Power forward, Center

38
46 27
Channing Frye is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Channing Frye Power forward, Center

39
43 24
P. J. Tucker is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
johnny-hernandez added P. J. Tucker Small forward

40
30 19
Cliff Robinson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
CMCSS03 added Cliff Robinson Power forward, Center

41
39 10
Jason Richardson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Jason Richardson Shooting guard, Small forward

42
53 37
Gar Heard is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

43
23 15
Danny Manning is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Danny Manning Power forward

44
28 45
Brandon Knight is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
DaNerd added Brandon Knight Point guard

45
21 19
Jim Jackson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
harmoni added Jim Jackson Shooting guard

46
32 37
Alex Len is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Alex Len Center

47
19 21
Tom Gugliotta is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
CMCSS03 added Tom Gugliotta Power forward

48
7 0
Wayman Tisdale is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
cavalli1021 added Wayman Tisdale Power forward, Center

49
18 3
Eddie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
cavalli1021 added Eddie Johnson Small forward

50
33 45
Markieff Morris is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Markieff Morris Power forward