The Phoenix Suns did not make the playoffs, but that doesn’t mean they weren’t best in the league in a number of statistical categories.
It still stings. The Phoenix Suns did everything they were supposed to do in the bubble and yet still find themselves on the outside looking into the playoffs where they have to think they would have given the Los Angeles Lakers more of a fight than the Portland Trail Blazers.
Alas, here we are. Due to injuries, suspensions, unluckiness, and to be fair a healthy amount of inconsistent play, the Suns dropped a few more games than they needed in order to break their decade-long playoff drought.
Even though this team didn’t achieve its goal, there were still several statistics that made them (or individual players) the best in the league, and in some cases, the best in NBA history. Of course, there were also a few categories where the Phoenix Suns or one of their players found themselves on the opposite end of the spectrum and came in dead last.
We’ll get to those in a bit, but keep in mind that before the first game was played this season, the Phoenix Suns already notched one statistical superlative in that they were the youngest roster in the league.
Perhaps that isn’t all that important, but it is definitely worth keeping in mind as we explore the seven most impressive statistical superlatives the Phoenix Suns or one of their players achieved in this unconventional 2019-20 NBA season:
(Note: all stats came from stats.nba.com, a treasure trove of statistical rabbit holes)