With an extremely impressive record of 62-20 in the regular season, the 1st place Phoenix Suns at the time were a bit of a let down come the playoffs. After dispatching the Mavericks and the Grizzlies, they collapsed in a 1-4 series against the Spurs. Nevertheless, they had an amazing season, one that would put them on the map for times to come.
Steve Nash, PG (94)
Traits: All-Around Superstar
Best stats: Passing, Layups, Ball Handling
The 04-05 season was one that saw the name Steve Nash go down in history. Nicknamed Nashty, Nash put up incredible numbers. Averaging 15.5 points per game, he also had a staggering 11.5 assists per game, just .1 off of his all-time high. With a .557 eFG%, he was nigh unstoppable at the time.
Amar’e Stoudemire, PF/C (88)
Position: Power Forward, Center
Traits: Low Post Star
Best stats: Dunks, Post Offense, Strength
The little tyrant of the court, Stoudemire was definitely anything but small. Alongside Nash, Stoudemire made sure that the offensive side of the Suns was always able to perform. Averaging an impressive 26.0 points per game, .560 eFG%. He even managed to get 1 block a game on average, helping him become the low post star that he is recognized as.
Shawn Marion, SF/PF (85)
Position: Small Forward, Power Forward
Traits: Two-Way Star
Best stats: Vertical, Layups, Lateral Quickness
Not to be forgotten in the lineup, Marion was able to push his way through and help the team to a win throughout most of the year. Averaging a solid 19.4 points per game, he made it difficult for the defense of the opponents, keeping a 11.3 average rebounds per game. Not only that, he would average around 2.0 steals per game, as well as 1.5 blocks per game. This would soon earn him the nickname the Matrix.
Joe Johnson, SF/SG (80)
Position: Small Forward, Shooting Guard
Best stats: Stamina, 3pt, Layups
Although not the flashiest of players on the roster, Joe Johnson was able to hold his own to help the team make it to the playoff finals. Averaging 17.1 points per game, he only had a mediocre 5.3 rebounds per game, as well as 1 steal per game averaged. Not great, but not bad. A solid player.
Quentin Richardson, SG/SF (77)
Position: Shooting Guard, Small Forward
Traits: Two-Way Guard
Best stats: 3pt, Stamina, Vertical
Although his stats are not as up to par as the others, Quentin was still able to pull his own weight when it counted. He averaged a less than stellar 14.9 points per game, and held a 6.1 average for rebounds. He did get 1.2 average steals per game, making him a decent defensive star, but it was more about making sure the others were able to shine.
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