2004–05 Phoenix Suns season

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2004–05 Phoenix Suns season
Division Champions
Steve Nash returns to the Suns
Head coach Mike D'Antoni
General manager Bryan Colangelo
Owner(s) Robert Sarver
Arena America West Arena
Results
Record 62–20 (.756)
Place Division: 1st (Pacific)
Conference: 1st (Western)
Playoff finish Lost in Conference Finals to San Antonio (1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 2004–05 Phoenix Suns season was the 37th for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association. The Suns finished with the best record in the NBA at 62–20 under head coach Mike D'Antoni. The Suns sent three players to the All-Star Game, in Steve Nash, Amar'e Stoudemire, and Shawn Marion. The Suns gained from solid play from guards Quentin Richardson and Joe Johnson. Nash finished the season averaging 11.5 assists per game while making 50.2% of his field goals and 43.1% of his three-pointers in the regular season, he ended up winning the MVP award. D'Antoni was awarded Coach of the Year and Bryan Colangelo Executive of the Year.

The team's season roster is featured in the video games NBA 2K16 [1] and NBA 2K17.

After spending four and a half seasons in Phoenix, Joe Johnson left the team after the season and signed with the Atlanta Hawks.

Offseason[edit]

NBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 7 Luol Deng Forward  United Kingdom Duke
Head coach Mike D'Antoni

The Suns drafted Luol Deng with the 7th pick, who was immediately traded to the Chicago Bulls for second-round pick Jackson Vroman and a 2005 first-round pick. The Suns received the 16th pick (Kirk Snyder) in a trade with the New York Knicks, but traded the pick to the Utah Jazz. The Suns second-round pick was traded to the Orlando Magic in 2003.

Free agency[edit]

After trading Stephon Marbury (owed $76 million through 2008–09) and Penny Hardaway (owed $30.4 million through 2005–06), the Suns freed enough cap space to sign free agent point guard Steve Nash to a 6-year, $65.6 million deal, with a sixth-year team option, and swingman Quentin Richardson to a 6-year, $43.5 million deal, with a sixth-year player option. The Suns also signed Steven Hunter, Yuta Tabuse and Derrick Dial as free agents. Hunter played the season as a back-up center, Tabuse played 4 games before being waived in December, and Dial was waived before the start of the season.

Roster[edit]

Phoenix Suns roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight DOB (Y-M-D) From
G 10 Brazil Barbosa, Leandro 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 176 lb (80 kg) 1982-11-28 Brazil
C 45 United States Hunter, Steven 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1981-10-31 DePaul
G 21 United States Jackson, Jim 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1970-10-14 Ohio State
G 2 United States Johnson, Joe 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1981-06-29 Arkansas
F 31 United States Marion, Shawn (C) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1978-05-07 UNLV
F 0 United States McCarty, Walter 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1974-02-01 Kentucky
G 13 Canada Nash, Steve (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1974-02-07 Santa Clara
F 46 United States Outlaw, Bo 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1971-04-13 Houston
G/F 3 United States Richardson, Quentin 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 223 lb (101 kg) 1980-04-13 DePaul
F 17 United States Shirley, Paul 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1977-12-23 Iowa State
F/C 32 United States Stoudemire, Amar'e (C) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1982-11-16 Cypress Creek HS
C 43 United States Voskuhl, Jake 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1977-11-01 Connecticut
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Reserve
C Amar'e Stoudemire Steven Hunter Jake Voskuhl
PF Shawn Marion Walter McCarty Bo Outlaw
Paul Shirley
SF Joe Johnson
SG Quentin Richardson Jim Jackson
PG Steve Nash Leandro Barbosa

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Phoenix Suns 62 20 .756 31–10 31–10 12–4
x-Sacramento Kings 50 32 .610 12 30–11 20–21 10–6
Los Angeles Clippers 37 45 .451 25 27–14 10–31 6–10
Los Angeles Lakers 34 48 .415 28 22–19 12–29 6–10
Golden State Warriors 34 48 .415 28 20–21 14–27 6–10
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Phoenix Suns 62 20 .756
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 59 23 .720 3
3 y-Seattle SuperSonics 52 30 .634 10
4 x-Dallas Mavericks 58 24 .707 4
5 x-Houston Rockets 51 31 .622 11
6 x-Sacramento Kings 50 32 .610 12
7 x-Denver Nuggets 49 33 .598 13
8 x-Memphis Grizzlies 45 37 .549 17
9 Minnesota Timberwolves 44 38 .537 18
10 Los Angeles Clippers 37 45 .451 25
11 Los Angeles Lakers 34 48 .415 28
12 Golden State Warriors 34 48 .415 28
13 Portland Trail Blazers 27 55 .329 35
14 Utah Jazz 26 56 .317 36
15 New Orleans Hornets 18 64 .220 44


Record vs. opponents[edit]

2004-05 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOH NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–4 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–3 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–4
Boston 3–1 4–0 2–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 3–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–1
Charlotte 3–1 0–4 0–4 0–4 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 0–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 0–4 1–1 1–3 3–1 0–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–4
Chicago 4–0 2–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–0 0–4 1–1 4–0 3–0 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–2
Cleveland 4–0 2–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–3 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–3 3–1 0–3 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–2
Dallas 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 4–0 3–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0
Denver 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 3–1 1–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–0
Detroit 3–1 3–1 1–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 4–0
Golden State 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–4 1–3 1–3 0–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 3–1 0–3 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 4–0 2–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
Indiana 3–0 2–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 2–2
L.A. Clippers 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–2 4–0 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 0–4 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
L.A. Lakers 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–3 0–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–4 2–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–1 1–3 0–2
Memphis 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–4 2–0 3–1 1–3 0–2 3–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 0–3 3–1 0–3 2–0 3–0 0–2
Miami 4–0 2–1 3–1 3–1 3–0 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 4–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 4–0
Milwaukee 2–1 1–3 4–0 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–3
Minnesota 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–2 3–1 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 4–0 3–1 1–2 1–3 0–2 3–1 1–1
New Jersey 3–0 3–1 4–0 4–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–3
New Orleans 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–3 0–3 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–1 1–2 0–4 0–3 0–2 2–2 1–1
New York 3–1 1–3 3–1 0–4 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–0 2–1
Orlando 3–1 0–3 1–3 0–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–2
Philadelphia 3–1 3–1 3–0 1–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 4–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1
Phoenix 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 4–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 1–2 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–1
Portland 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–4 0–2 2–2 1–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 0–4 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–3 1–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–2
Sacramento 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 3–0 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 2–1 2–0
San Antonio 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 4–0 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1
Seattle 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–0 1–2 3–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 0–2
Toronto 2–1 1–3 2–1 0–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3
Utah 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–3 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 3–1 0–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 0–2
Washington 4–0 1–3 4–0 2–1 2–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–4 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

2005 playoff game log
2005 playoff schedule

Awards and honors[edit]

Week/Month[edit]

  • Amar'e Stoudemire was named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played November 14 through November 20.
  • Shawn Marion was named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played November 21 through November 27.
  • Amar'e Stoudemire was named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played December 5 through December 11.
  • Shawn Marion was named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played December 12 through December 18.
  • Steve Nash was named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played December 19 through December 25.
  • Steve Nash was named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played February 6 through February 12.
  • Steve Nash was named Western Conference Player of the Month for November.
  • Amar'e Stoudemire was named Western Conference Player of the Month for April.
  • Mike D'Antoni was named Western Conference Coach of the Month for December.

All-Star[edit]

Season[edit]

Injuries/Missed games[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Leandro Barbosa 63 6 17.3 .475 .367 .797 2.1 2.0 0.5 0.1 7.0
Žarko Čabarkapa* 3 0 3.7 .571 . 1.000^ 1.0 0.0 .0 .0 3.0
Steven Hunter 76 3 13.8 .614 .000 .479 3.0 0.2 0.1 1.3 4.6
Jim Jackson* 40 3 24.9 .435 .459 .960^ 3.9 2.4 0.3 0.1 8.8
Casey Jacobsen* 40 0 19.2 .414 .382 .774 1.7 0.9 0.3 .0 5.3
Joe Johnson 82 82 39.5 .461 .478+ .750 5.1 3.5 1.0 0.3 17.1
Maciej Lampe* 16 0 7.4 .347 .667+ .667 2.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 2.8
Shawn Marion 81 81 38.8 .476 .334 .833 11.3 1.9 2.0 1.5 19.4
Walter McCarty* 28 0 12.6 .388 .385 .500 2.2 0.4 0.4 0.2 3.5
Steve Nash 75 75 34.3 .502 .431 .887^ 3.3 11.5 1.0 0.1 15.5
Bo Outlaw 39 0 5.5 .353 . .556 1.4 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.7
Smush Parker* 5 0 6.8 .467 .250 . 0.6 0.8 0.4 .0 3.0
Quentin Richardson 79 78 35.9 .389 .358 .739 6.1 2.0 1.2 0.3 14.9
Paul Shirley 9 0 3.3 .455 . .500 0.2 0.3 .0 .0 1.3
Amar'e Stoudemire 80 80 36.1 .559 .188 .733 8.9 1.6 1.0 1.6 26.0
Yuta Tabuse 4 0 4.3 .167 1.000+ 1.000^ 1.0 0.8 .0 .0 1.8
Jake Voskuhl 38 1 9.5 .458 . .684 2.4 0.4 0.1 0.3 2.1
Jackson Vroman* 10 1 5.7 .375 . .571 1.3 0.7 0.3 0.2 1.6

* – Stats with the Suns.
† – Minimum 300 field goals made.
+ – Minimum 55 three-pointers made.
^ – Minimum 125 free throws made.

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Leandro Barbosa 12 0 9.7 .343 .400 .500 1.4 1.0 0.2 .0 2.5
Steven Hunter 15 0 14.2 .558 . .600 2.5 0.2 0.1 1.2 4.2
Jim Jackson 15 6 31.6 .488 .516 .875 4.1 1.5 0.7 0.5 11.0
Joe Johnson 9 9 39.4 .504 .556 .697 4.3 3.3 1.1 0.4 18.8
Shawn Marion 15 15 42.3 .484 .419 .769 11.8 1.5 1.4 1.7 17.6
Walter McCarty 8 0 6.9 .222 .333 .000 0.8 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.8
Steve Nash 15 15 40.7 .520 .389 .919 4.8 11.3 0.9 0.2 23.9
Bo Outlaw 1 0 2.0 .000 . . 0.0 1.0 1.0 .0 0.0
Quentin Richardson 15 15 37.6 .403 .390 .639 5.1 1.7 1.3 0.2 11.9
Paul Shirley 0 0 0.0 . . . 0.0 0.0 .0 .0 0.0
Amar'e Stoudemire 15 15 40.1 .539 .000 .781 10.7 1.2 0.7 2.0 29.9
Jake Voskuhl 0 0 0.0 . . . 0.0 0.0 .0 .0 0.0

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

June 22, 2004
To Charlotte Bobcats---- To Phoenix Suns----
June 24, 2004
To Chicago Bulls---- To Phoenix Suns----
January 3, 2005
To Golden State Warriors---- To Phoenix Suns----
January 21, 2005
To New Orleans Hornets---- To Phoenix Suns----
February 8, 2005
To Boston Celtics---- To Phoenix Suns----

Free agents[edit]