Top-ten free agent signings in Phoenix Suns history

PHOENIX - DECEMBER 3: Steve Nash #13 and Quentin Richardson #3 of the Phoenix Suns talk during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on December 3, 2004 at America West Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. The Timberwolves won 97-93. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Licence Agreement. (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)
PHOENIX - DECEMBER 3: Steve Nash #13 and Quentin Richardson #3 of the Phoenix Suns talk during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on December 3, 2004 at America West Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. The Timberwolves won 97-93. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Licence Agreement. (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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25 Nov 2000: Rodney Rogers #54 of the Phoenix Suns walks out to the court during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. The Suns defeated the Clippers 95-89. NOTE TO USER: It is expressly understood that the only rights Allsport are offering to license in this Photograph are one-time, non-exclusive editorial rights. No advertising or commercial uses of any kind may be made of Allsport photos. User acknowledges that it is aware that Allsport is an editorial sports agency and that NO RELEASES OF ANY TYPE ARE OBTAINED from the subjects contained in the photographs.Mandatory Credit: Robert Laberge /Allsport
25 Nov 2000: Rodney Rogers #54 of the Phoenix Suns walks out to the court during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. The Suns defeated the Clippers 95-89. NOTE TO USER: It is expressly understood that the only rights Allsport are offering to license in this Photograph are one-time, non-exclusive editorial rights. No advertising or commercial uses of any kind may be made of Allsport photos. User acknowledges that it is aware that Allsport is an editorial sports agency and that NO RELEASES OF ANY TYPE ARE OBTAINED from the subjects contained in the photographs.Mandatory Credit: Robert Laberge /Allsport /

10. Rodney Rogers

(15.8 WS / .133 WS per-48)

There was a time when the Phoenix Suns could apparently land anybody they wanted to fill out their roster. Whenever they were on the verge of slipping back, a solid player was always seemingly available, and Jerry Colangelo could always find a way to fit him under the cap.

Rodney Rogers was one of those guys.

A good role player who had formerly been a regular start but in the season prior to signing with Phoenix had began developing as a a sixth man extraordinaire, Rogers provided toughness, strength in the post, a really good outside shot (he recorded a career-high 43.9% from beyond the arc in 1999-00, his first season in Phoenix – the fourth best percentage in the league that year), and depth that all competitive teams so desperately need.

Rogers’ time with the Suns was short, only two and a half seasons before being traded in a package for Joe Johnson, but in his first, he became the second Phoenix Sun to be awarded with the league’s Sixth Man Award, running away with the hardware, garnering 104 of 121 first place votes.

His 43.9% from 3 that season is to this day still tied for the 10th best single season shooting percentage from beyond the arc in franchise history.