1. Devin Booker
Booker is probably not the best Suns player of all-time already, which tells you all you need to know about his impact on this franchise. Whereas Hornacek is a stretch and Paul’s case is complicated, we all know Booker is one day going to have his number retired.
About to enter his eighth season with the Suns, a championship or MVP award would make him the best player in the team’s history for sure before turning 28-years-old. Both of these accolades will be extremely tough to come by, but even as it stands Booker’s personal numbers mean he will one day see his number one hanging high.
He has averaged over 20 points per game in every season bar his rookie year so far, going for over 26 points in four seasons. His assist numbers (career 5.5) are sure to increase as well, now that the “Point-Booker” experiment will be given time to grow starting this coming season.
In the playoffs last season Booker went nuts, averaging a playoff high 33.7 points per game. In doing this, he shot an insane 50.8 percent from deep on 5.5 attempts per night. Booker’s individual numbers offensively dwarf that of Nash and Paul before him, and he still has time to close the gap as an assist giver because of the new role he is going to occupy.
Best of all though, Booker isn’t going anywhere. He’s owner Mat Ishbia’s superteam insurance, and has rarely uttered a public word about his displeasure with the organization. Anything can happen in the NBA, but as long as the Suns continue trying to build a winner around Booker, as they have since Paul joined, he’ll stay. That longevity alone will get his number retired one day.