Last season, despite going 8-0 during the Orlando bubble, the Suns missed out on the NBA playoffs, marking yet another campaign of disappointment for the franchise

But this year, with a very similar roster, the team has propelled to become a true title contender and stand just one win away from an NBA Finals berth.

By all accounts, the arrival of Chris Paul seems to be the main difference for that difference. And, according to Deandre Ayton, CP3 is literally the best thing to happen to his career and makes an unparalleled impact on the team.

"I love CP, man. That's really the only teammate that pushed me -- like, big bro pushed me. He was the best thing that happened to my career. I can say that every day. C is really a dude who pays attention to detail... I never knew. aguy could care so much."