NBA 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. 
list ordered by

1
946 182
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Point guard

2
838 142
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

3
491 150
Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Power forward, Center

4
464 124
Kevin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Point guard

5
375 118
Shawn Marion is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

6
403 132
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Point guard

7
332 92
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Power forward, Center

8
330 93
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

9
236 57
Connie Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Power forward, Center

10
245 76
Larry Nance is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Power forward, Center

11
243 110
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Shooting guard

12
303 63
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Justin Kim added Shooting Guard

13
195 67
Paul Westphal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

14
179 61
Walter Davis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

15
178 111
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
134 53
Leandro Barbosa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
pedro-cunha added Point guard, Shooting guard

17
149 82
Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

18
123 51
Dennis Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Point guard

19
216 144
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
ericrdahl added Center

20
146 56
Alvan Adams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Power forward, Center

21
162 86
Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Point guard

22
92 48
Dick Van Arsdale is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Small forward

23
91 21
Grant Hill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
nikksco added Small forward

24
106 55
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
ericrdahl added Shooting guard

25
90 54
Michael Finley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
ericrdahl added Shooting guard, Small forward

26
86 39
Cedric Ceballos is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
JoeAzar added Small forward

27
97 49
Raja Bell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Shooting guard

28
99 73
Stephon Marbury is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
ericrdahl added Point guard, Shooting guard

29
69 30
Boris Diaw is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Point guard, Power forward, Center

30
64 28
Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
CMCSS03 added Point guard, Shooting guard

31
71 37
Mark West is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
ericrdahl added Power forward, Center

32
46 11
Jason Richardson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

33
43 22
T. J. Warren is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Tamis1966 added Forward

34
82 91
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Justin Kim added Point guard

35
71 47
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
mandyclark25 added Center

36
49 30
Channing Frye is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Power forward, Center

37
60 41
Paul Silas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

38
57 43
Marcin Gortat is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
tom-charbono added Center

39
33 38
Antonio McDyess is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
slaft added Power forward, Center

40
23 4
Eddie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
cavalli1021 added Small forward

41
33 20
Cliff Robinson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
CMCSS03 added Power forward, Center

42
45 28
P. J. Tucker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Small forward

43
56 37
Gar Heard is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Power forward

44
27 16
Danny Manning is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Power forward

45
13 2
Deandre Ayton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
Lakerfan20 added Center, power forward

46
30 47
Brandon Knight is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
DaNerd added Point guard

47
22 22
Jim Jackson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
harmoni added Shooting guard

48
21 22
Tom Gugliotta is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
CMCSS03 added Power forward

49
33 41
Alex Len is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Center

50
38 48
Markieff Morris is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Power forward