Ranking the Top 10 Phoenix Suns Point Guards since 2010

Despite some horrendous stretches and nearly a half-decade search for a point guard, the Suns still have a fairly impressive list of point guards from 2010 and beyond. To be clear, these rankings are based solely on their time in Phoenix during this stretch, nothing more or less. Everything that happened before 2010 and what these players did on other teams is not factored in.

Warning: This list is top-heavy and there is a steep dropoff! Prepare your brains for PTSD at the bottom.

This is going to be a trip down memory lane, hope you all enjoy it!

1) Chris Paul (age: 35)

Stats in Phoenix:

The culture transformation in his first season in Phoenix makes this a no-brainer, no disrespect to two-time aka MVSteve. Chris Paul has the Suns in title contention for the first time since 2009/2010. Enough said.

2) Steve Nash (ages: 35-37)

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Nash was in the tail-end of his career for this time-specific decade, though he did lead Phoenix to a Western Conference Finals berth. He was still a master at his craft in the following years (2010-2012), but the supporting cast they surrounded him with makes me angry to this day.

3) Goran Dragic (ages: 26-28)

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Let’s not forget that the Dragon has an All-NBA season under his belt as a member of the Phoenix Suns. He was a fan favorite for many years dating back to his first stint in Phoenix, but the 2013-14 season he had will forever be etched in NBA history. I just got angry at the playoff format again when thinking about their 48-win season with no playoffs.

4) Eric Bledsoe (ages: 24-28)

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Eric Bledsoe didn’t wanna be here. That’s all Suns fans will remember him by, but a quick trip down memory lane via Youtube should spark some remembrance of the thrilling times he had as a Sun. I won’t take the highs for granted, even if it ended poorly.

5) Ricky Rubio (age: 29)

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Few have made such a long-lasting impact in Phoenix in just one season the way Ricky Rubio did a year ago. Quentin Richardson comes to mind. The Spanish sensation deserves credit for Phoenix taking their first step towards competence and we will forever have that magical bubble run. We miss you, Ricky.

6) Isaiah Thomas (age: 25)

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Thomas was part of a failed 3 point guard experiment in Phoenix, but he was actually pretty productive offensively. It just wasn’t a great fit and he only lasted 46 games before getting abruptly shipped out to Boston where his career really took off.

7) Cameron Payne (ages: 25-26)

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The resurgence of Cam Payne’s career all started in the bubble, and he’s carried it over into the regular season proving he is indeed a useful NBA rotation player. His story is a reminder that lottery picks are given up on too early far too often, sometimes there’s a journey you gotta take before sticking in the league. James Jones hit a home run on this one.

8) Elfrid Payton (age: 23)

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It feels cheap to add Payton on here considering he only played 19 games in Phoenix, but that’s just how steep the drop-off starts to get here. We’ll always have the two triple-double games he had during his brief stint here to tied him for 9th on the Suns’ all-time triple-double leaderboard. Tied with Steve Nash!

That’s Suns legend, Elfrid Payton, to you.

9) Brandon Knight (ages: 23-25)

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I was excited when Phoenix initially traded for Brandon Knight. Things did not go great! The numbers do not entirely tell the story here either.

10) tie: Mike James, Aaron Brooks, De’Anthony Melton, Isaiah Canaan, Elie Okobo

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Yeah, let’s just forget about these ones.

Honorable Mention shoutout to former Suns point guard Tyler Ulis for this iconic shot in Phoenix Suns history:

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