The Phoenix Suns won 29 games in 2003-04. The next season they won 62. One man cannot make that much difference, you say, and you are right. When you get Steve Nash, you get everyone else’s better selves.
In ’04, Amare Stoudemire, Shawn Marion and Joe Johnson had field-goal percentages of .475, .440 and .430. In ’05, Stoudemire, Marion and Johnson shot .559, .476 and .461.