The Phoenix Suns have been in the NBA since 1969. Despite their lack of a championship through 42 seasons, the Suns have been to the playoffs 29 times and had six players score more than 10,000 points. The Phoenix Suns all-time leading scorers include stars from across the franchise’s history like Kevin Johnson, Walter Davis, and Shawn Marion.
5. Dick Van Arsdale: 12,060 points
One-half of a pair of All-Star brothers, Dick Van Arsdale ranks fifth on the list of Phoenix Suns all-time leading scorers. After starting his career in New York, Van Arsdale joined the Suns in their inaugural season and nearly doubled his scoring average from 11.0 to 21.0 points per game. He averaged more than 21 points for each of his first three years in Phoenix and posted overall averages of 17.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in nine seasons with the Suns.
4. Shawn Marion: 12,134 points
Athletic forward Shawn Marion is the most recent player to join the ranks of the top five Phoenix Suns’ all-time scoring leaders. Drafted by the Suns in 1999, Marion became a starting forward almost immediately. In his second season, he began a streak of scoring 17-plus points per game in his each seven full seasons with the Suns. The four-time All-Star had his career year in 2005-06 with 21.8 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 2.0 steals per game. He was traded from Phoenix to Miami in 2008 and now with Dallas his updated career totals include 14,152 points, 7,861 rebounds, and 1,432 steals.
3. Kevin Johnson: 12,747 points
A star point guard from the 1990s, Kevin Johnson ranks third among the Phoenix Suns’ all-time scoring leaders. Johnson spent his first half-season in Cleveland before becoming a starter in Phoenix for ten seasons. From 1988 to 1991, Johnson posted averages of more than 20 points and ten assists per game three straight times. He added two more 20 points per game seasons in 1993-94 and 1996-97. A great play-maker and scorer, Johnson was named an All-Star in 1990, 1991, and 1994. In addition to his scoring, he is the Suns’ all-time assists leader.
2. Alvan Adams: 13,910 points
Alvan Adams spent his entire 13-year career in Phoenix to become one of the Suns’ all-time leading scorers. Adams started off his career with his best year, averaging 19.0 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per contest to win the 1976 NBA Rookie of the Year Award and reach his only All-Star team. He averaged more than 14 points per game for each of the next seven years and finished with career averages of 14.1 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game.
1. Walter Davis: 15,666 points
The Phoenix Suns’ all-time leading scorer is six-time All-Star guard Walter Davis. Like Adams, Walter Davis had his best scoring season in his first go with the Suns, averaging 24.2 points and 6.0 rebounds to win the 1978 NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He added five more 20-plus points per game seasons in 1979, 1980, 1984, 1986, and 1987 as one of the Suns’ longest-tenured and most consistent star players. The six-time All-Star was a highly efficient scorer, shooting .511 from the field and .851 from the free throw line, good for the NBA’s all-time top 70 in each category.
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