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Career Averages: 21.3 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 1.3 APG
Years on Suns: 2002-2010
Notable Achievements as a Sun: Five-time All-Star, 2003 Rookie of the Year, All-Rookie First Team, Three-time All-NBA Second Team, One-time All-NBA First Team
Amar'e Stoudemire is not a natural center, but the Suns have not had any elite centers in franchise history, and so this dream team will go with a slightly smaller, quicker starting five.
Stoudemire spent many seasons in Phoenix, and although he suffered through a couple of major injuries along the way, the duo of Nash and Stoudemire truly represent what the 2000s were all about for Suns fans.
For many years Stoudemire was considered an elite power forward, and he appeared in several All-Star games along with other greats at his position such as Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett and Dirk Nowitzki.
He could always nail a long jump shot in a defender's face, but what made him famous was the fact that he was part of the second-greatest pick-and-roll combo in NBA history, behind just John Stockton and Karl Malone.
Stoudemire was a master at setting screens, and Nash was a master at finding the open man with a beautiful pass. Together, the two were a perfect match, and Stoudemire's freakish athletic ability allowed him to finish several of those famous pick-and-roll plays with monster jams. Stoudemire has turned a lot of opponents into his victims, and the list of players he has posterized is too many to count.
The Suns always had some bad luck in the playoffs, and Nash and Stoudemire never won a ring together. Even so, STAT should be considered one of the five greatest players in Suns history.