Can Chris Paul, 38, become a teammate with the ‘feuding’ Steph Curry?
The NBA’s Phoenix Suns have waived Chris Paul. They’ve removed him from Phoenix’s roster for next season.
Known as the “genius point guard,” Paul is still competitive. He’s still one of the best passers in the league and can create set offenses.
However, age-related decline and frequent injuries have taken him out of action at key moments. Phoenix is looking to rebuild around Devin Booker and Kevin Durant. Paul signed a four-year, $120 million contract with Phoenix. He has two years left on his deal, $15.8 million guaranteed next season, and nothing guaranteed for the 2024-2025 season, meaning the team is looking to reorganize their system by increasing their salary cap rather than giving up Paul.
With Paul rumored to be on the market, there are a number of teams that are actively pursuing him. He’s still one of the best passers in the league, and even if he’s not a starter, he’s competitive for 10-15 minutes. He’s never won a championship ring, but he has plenty of playoff experience. Assuming he’s playing as a backup, those 10-15 minutes could mean something in the playoffs as well as the regular season.
ESPN reported on Dec. 12 that “Chris Paul is likely to become a free agent. The Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers have all been linked to Paul and could be his potential next destination.토토사이트
All but New York are championship contenders, but all three have failed this season.
Golden State stands out. They have star point guard Steph Curry. Curry is the man who started the 3-point shooting era. He broke away from classic basketball and ushered in the 3-point and transition era. He’s the antithesis of Chris Paul, who is more of a traditional point guard. The two players faced each other a lot in the 2010s as rivals. Most of the time, Curry came out on top, but Paul was no slouch either. There were some nerve-wracking battles, most notably the ‘shoulder trick’.
Paul and Curry could play on the same team, but it’s not likely. Not only Golden State, but three other teams are in the running, and there are trade rumors for James Harden in Philadelphia.