Best: Phoenix Suns — Steve Nash
Quick, who leads the Phoenix Suns in all time win shares? How many guesses would it have taken you to come up with Shawn Marion? The Matrix was awesome, and so was Amar’e Stoudemire, but Steve Nash was the little engine that could that made everything else go in Mike D’Antoni’s seven seconds or less offense.
He is one of 11 players in NBA history to win back to back MVP awards, heading up a high flying offense as the league assist leader five times. As a Sun, Nash shot 50% from the field, 44% from downtown, and 91% from the line, nearly joining the 50/40/90 club for his career in Phoenix. Imagine how good he’d be in today’s NBA with the green light to seek his own offense, too.
Worst: Phoenix Suns — Dragan Bender
Bender is the youngest player on the list, just barely legal drinking age at 21. Could he really be the worst player in Suns history? Bender was the fourth pick of the 2016 draft and has been a complete washout in the NBA, his only positive contribution being so bad that he’s helped the Suns continue to lock in high draft picks.
The Croatian Sensation is so bad Phoenix turned down the fourth year of his rookie contract in an unprecedented move. He’ll probably be back in Europe soon enough.