Phoenix Suns: 3 Ex-Suns That Could Best Help in NBA Finals

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Phoenix Suns, Larry Nance
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Phoenix Suns Useful Ex-Players: Larry Nance, 1981-1988

As an all-time electrifying dunker and block of muscle ready to sit adjacent to Ayton, Larry Nance absolutely has the potential to take this team to another level. With his long frame and other-worldly athleticism, he seems like the perfect defender to put into the game with the Suns soon to face either fellow high-flyer John Collins, or the rim-destroying Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Stretching out to 6’10 and with a 40-inch vertical leap, he brings the physical tools lacked by Crowder at the four spot, making him an ideal choice to sub into the game if the Suns need stops. During his last season with Phoenix, Nance averaged 2.1 blocks and 9.1 rebounds to go with his 22.5 points per game.

Like with Hill, Nance is also another player certain to develop chemistry with Paul. During CP3’s days with the Clippers, he played beside athletic finishers DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin, operating the pick-and-role offense almost flawlessly.

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With Nance and Ayton aboard, the Suns can recreate that “Lob City” environment with Paul at the helm, while also drawing more defenders to the paint to free up space for Booker. As a one-two punch immediately improving Phoenix’s offense and defense for this series, Nance completes this list as probably the most potentially effective player named.