NBA The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time  

Ranker NBA
Originally by
9.5k votes 1.4k voters 26.2k views 86 items

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. 
list ordered by

1
817 160
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Steve Nash Point guard

2
723 124
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Charles Barkley Small forward, Power forward

3
420 129
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
405 107
Kevin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Kevin Johnson Point guard

5
326 102
Shawn Marion is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Shawn Marion Small forward, Power forward

6
293 78
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Tom Chambers Power forward, Center

7
354 112
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Jason Kidd Point guard

8
284 81
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Dan Majerle Shooting guard, Small forward

9
222 88
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Jeff Hornacek Shooting guard

10
217 66
Larry Nance is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Larry Nance Power forward, Center

11
230 43
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Justin Kim added Devin Booker Shooting Guard

12
205 53
Connie Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Connie Hawkins Power forward, Center

13
168 64
Paul Westphal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

14
150 61
Walter Davis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Walter Davis Shooting guard, Small forward

The Best Phoenix Suns Centers of All Time

15
158 94
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
128 69
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
114 43
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
146 69
Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Eric Bledsoe Point guard

19
187 123
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
ericrdahl added Shaquille O'Neal Center

20
105 46
Dennis Johnson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

21
123 53
Alvan Adams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Alvan Adams Power forward, Center

The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time

22
74 45
Dick Van Arsdale is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Dick Van Arsdale Small forward

23
94 51
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
ericrdahl added Danny Ainge Shooting guard

24
67 17
Grant Hill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
1478629793029 added Grant Hill Small forward

25
82 48
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
86 61
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
82 44
Raja Bell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Raja Bell Shooting guard

28
73 35
Cedric Ceballos is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
JoeAzar added Cedric Ceballos Small forward

The Best Phoenix Suns Point Guards of All Time

29
74 69
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Justin Kim added Isaiah Thomas Point guard

30
63 25
Boris Diaw is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Boris Diaw Point guard, Power forward, Center

31
60 35
Mark West is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
ericrdahl added Mark West Power forward, Center

32
49 23
Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
CMCSS03 added Penny Hardaway Point guard, Shooting guard

33
61 37
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
mandyclark25 added Tyson Chandler Center

34
34 15
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
44 21
Channing Frye is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Channing Frye Power forward, Center

37 Celebrities Who Played High School Basketball

36
50 34
Marcin Gortat is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
tom-charbono added Marcin Gortat Center

37
29 31
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
53 39
Paul Silas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Paul Silas Small forward, Power forward

39
38 20
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
26 18
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
34 8
Jason Richardson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Jason Richardson Shooting guard, Small forward

42
48 36
Gar Heard is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

The Best Phoenix Suns Small Forwards of All Time

43
24 38
Brandon Knight is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
DaNerd added Brandon Knight Point guard

44
18 13
Danny Manning is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Danny Manning Power forward

45
31 27
Alex Len is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Alex Len Center

46
18 16
Jim Jackson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
harmoni added Jim Jackson Shooting guard

47
17 17
Tom Gugliotta is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
CMCSS03 added Tom Gugliotta Power forward

48
31 39
Markieff Morris is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Markieff Morris Power forward

49
28 37
Marcus Morris is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Marcus Morris Power forward

50
23 33
Robin Lopez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Robin Lopez Center