Ranking the Top 25 Players in Phoenix Suns History

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Ranking the Top 25 Players in Phoenix Suns History

The Phoenix Suns have been around since 1968.

During their 45 seasons of existence, they have exactly zero championships to their name. Looking at the current roster, it will take a wild turn of events for that to change before the team celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Do not be fooled, however. The Suns possess one of the richer histories of talent in the NBA. They've made 29 trips to the postseason, and their all-time winning percentage is .552.

That's the fourth-best in NBA history, behind the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs.

That isn't to say that Phoenix has the history of those three teams—who have won a combined 37 titles—but so much consistent winning over decades and decades means that this is one of the most competitive top 25 lists in the league.

In order to select the greatest Suns of all time, I used the following primary criteria: seasons spent with the Suns, statistical averages and playoff success. When two or more players were very close—as they often were—the secondary criteria used included peak performance (single outstanding seasons), isolated moments of greatness (such as a series-clinching shot) and terms upon which a player left the team (such as demanding a trade).

All stats courtesy of basketball-reference.com

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