Phoenix Suns’ Career Point Scoring Leaders
The Phoenix Suns have been an NBA franchise since 1968, and along with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have been in existence for around the same amount of time, they have not won a title yet. The team has, however, made the playoffs 28 times and has been extremely competitive several times. Here is a short list of the Suns’ all-time leading scorers to date:
Walter Davis (15,666)—Guard/forward Walter Davis played for the Suns for most of his career, from 1977 to 1988, and he ranks first in the team’s history with 15,666 total points. Davis had over 1500 points seven times while with Phoenix, and his best season was his rookie year, when he scored 1959 points (24 points per game average). Davis had an excellent .511 field goal percentage through his career, but a career high .563 with Phoenix in 1979-80.
Alvan Adams (13,910)—Center/forward Alvan Adams played his entire career for the Suns, from 1975 to 1988, and he ranks second in franchise history with 13,910 points. Adams had a career best 1519 points in his rookie year (19 points per game).
Kevin Johnson (12,747)—Guard Kevin Johnson began his career in Cleveland but played there only part of his rookie year before playing the remainder of his time in Phoenix, from 1988 to 2000. Johnson ranks third in Suns’ history with 12,747 points and he scored over 1500 points four times. Johnson’s best season was 1990-91, when he had a career high 1710 points, an average of 22 per game.
Shawn Marion (12,134)—Forward Shawn Marion played for the Suns from 1999 to 2008 and he ranks fourth in team history with 12,134 points. Marion boasts three seasons with 1500 or more points, and his best season was 2005-06, when he scored a career best 1769 (22 per game average).
Dick Van Arsdale (12,060)—Guard/forward Dick Van Arsdale played most of his career in Phoenix, from 1968 to 1977, and he ranks fifth in franchise history with 12,060 points. Van Arsdale had four seasons with Phoenix in which he compiled more than 1600 points, and his best season was 1970-71. That year, Van Arsdale scored a career high 1771 points (22 points per game).