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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4. Kevin Johnson - 21.0

Oh what the Suns of today could do with a point guard of Kevin Johnson's ability. A player who - outside of 52 games with the Cleveland Cavaliers to begin his career - was a Suns lifer. One who retired in 1998, only to be coaxed back out again to help his team in its hour of need.

Johnson is second all-time in assists for the franchise - Nash unsurprisingly leads this category - and on one occasion in 1994 had a ridiculous 25 points in a win over the San Antonio Spurs. A look at his Basketball Reference page reveals he was a fringe MVP candidate at several points throughout his career, which speaks to his longevity and impact.

Appearing in 105 playoff games for the team also shows how - as long as he was healthy and on the court - the Suns had a consistent presence that helped them get to the postseason year-on-year. That many of those runs didn't last very long can be partially blamed on Johnson, but also the lack of help he had for some of his time in Phoenix.