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. 
list ordered by

1
904 176
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Point guard

2
798 134
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

3
445 118
Kevin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Point guard

4
467 145
Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Power forward, Center

5
361 113
Shawn Marion is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

6
387 126
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Point guard

7
321 89
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Power forward, Center

8
321 89
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

9
239 72
Larry Nance is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Power forward, Center

10
237 105
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Shooting guard

11
225 55
Connie Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Power forward, Center

12
282 57
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Justin Kim added Shooting Guard

13
184 67
Paul Westphal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

14
169 61
Walter Davis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

15
173 106
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
JoeAzar added Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

16
140 77
Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

17
116 48
Dennis Johnson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Point guard

18
124 51
Leandro Barbosa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
pedro-cunha added Point guard, Shooting guard

19
209 138
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
ericrdahl added Center

20
159 83
Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Point guard

21
139 56
Alvan Adams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Power forward, Center

22
85 47
Dick Van Arsdale is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Small forward

23
86 19
Grant Hill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
1478629793029 added Small forward

24
102 54
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
ericrdahl added Shooting guard

25
88 52
Michael Finley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
ericrdahl added Shooting guard, Small forward

26
97 69
Stephon Marbury is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
ericrdahl added Point guard, Shooting guard

27
93 47
Raja Bell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Shooting guard

28
81 38
Cedric Ceballos is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
JoeAzar added Small forward

29
69 36
Mark West is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
ericrdahl added Power forward, Center

30
60 27
Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
CMCSS03 added Point guard, Shooting guard

31
79 86
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Justin Kim added Point guard

32
67 29
Boris Diaw is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Point guard, Power forward, Center

33
67 42
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
mandyclark25 added Center

34
58 39
Paul Silas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

35
39 21
T. J. Warren is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Tamis1966 added Forward

36
54 40
Marcin Gortat is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
tom-charbono added Center

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

38
31 19
Cliff Robinson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
CMCSS03 added Power forward, Center

39
46 28
Channing Frye is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Power forward, Center

40
43 25
P. J. Tucker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Small forward

41
42 10
Jason Richardson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

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

43
24 16
Danny Manning is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Power forward

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

45
21 20
Jim Jackson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
harmoni added Shooting guard

46
33 38
Alex Len is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Center

47
20 21
Tom Gugliotta is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
CMCSS03 added Power forward

48
19 3
Eddie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
cavalli1021 added Small forward

49
7 0
Wayman Tisdale is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
cavalli1021 added Power forward, Center

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