The 10 Greatest Suns in history, ranked by Player Efficiency Rating (PER)

The Phoenix Suns have had some generational talents play in The Valley, but who are the top 10 in Player Efficiency Rating in the history of the franchise?

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1. Charles Barkley - 24.7

The fact that the great Charles Barkley is two full numbers ahead of second place - when the gap between the others on this list is so minimal - tells you exactly the kind of impact he had for the Suns. That it only lasted four years is perhaps the great travesty in all of this, but Barkley and the Suns was the right match at the right time.

He joined the organization for the 1992-93 season and was fresh off a star turn for the "Dream Team" in Barcelona that had his star burning brighter than ever. Never one to shy away from controversy, Barkley continually backed it up with his dominant performances on the court.

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This isn't a case of simply saying "you just had to be there" with Barkley - but really if Stoudemire is hard to compare somebody to in today's game - where do you start with Barkley? A cross between Zion Williamson and Aaron Gordon perhaps? He was bulky no doubt, but still extremely quick and incredible on the boards.

Averaging 23.4 points and 11.5 rebounds back that up, and having a 70 percent winning percentage while with the team is exactly why he tops this list. Barkley did it all, won the MVP award and took the Suns to the finals in a whirlwind stretch together. As of this moment he is the best player in franchise history - with Booker attempting to move up the ladder - and the PER supports that claim,