The Phoenix Suns all-decade team (2000-2009). The best to lace em' up in the valley over the past ten years. The list includes MVP's, all-stars, and legends of the game. Phoenix, one of the most successful franchises in the NBA over the past decade, has been home to many great players, but few better than these.
What a surprise, the two-time MVP make the list. Steve Nash was drafted by the Suns in 1996, and returned to the desert in the summer of 2004 and has lead the Phoenix to five straight winning seasons.
At shooting guard, its got to be Joe Johnson, one of the best young players in the league today. Johnson played all 82 games in 04-05 and averaged over 17 points a game. The Suns were without Johnson for the most part of the 2005 Western Conference Finals against San Antonio and lost in five.
Grant Hill has defied his age as well as critics the past few seasons in Phoenix. Last year, he finished his first year of playing all 82 games and has been a consistent presence on the court for the franchise.
Ever since Shawn Marion was traded to Miami for Shaq in 2008, the Suns have struggled to be the team they once were. Marion could defend inside and outside, rebound, steal, and block shots, and will likely be one of the most underrated NBA players of all time
Drafted by the Suns in 2002, Amar'e Stoudemire's career has been a blend of highlight reel dunks and season ending injuries. Amar'e Stoudemire's coming out party was against Tim Duncan in the 2005 playoffs, and ever since he has been an all-star caliber player when healthy.
A great perimeter defender and a clutch 3-point shooter, Raja Bell was the Suns heart and soul from 05-08. No shot was bigger in the playoffs than his corner three in game 5 of the 2006 Western Conference Semi-Finals against the Clippers to force a second overtime. The Suns went on to win the game and the series in seven games.
Leandro Barbosa, the NBA's sixth man of the year in 07-08, has been a stud off the bench for the Suns ever since he was acquired from the Spurs in 2003. Barbosa brought unmatched speed to the game and deadly 3-point marksmanship.