NBA: Chris Paul to Phoenix? Trade discussed by OKC, Suns
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Oklahoma City Thunder all-star Chris Paul is the center of trade talks involving the Phoenix Suns, according to reporting done by ESPN.
According to Brian Windhorst and Tim Bontemps, a trade involving the veteran point guard has been discussed by OKC and Phoenix.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 11, 2020
The idea of OKC moving Paul to the Suns stirs the possibility of having him team up with young stars Devin Booker and DeAndre Ayton.
The Suns showed promise in the NBA bubble, going perfect with an 8-0 record.
Paul was an all-star in 2020, averaging 17.6 PPG, 5 RPG, and 6.7 APG while shooting 48.9% from the floor and over 90% from the foul line. He started in a 70 games he played.
In spite of odds stacked against them, the 2-time Olympic gold medalist also led the Thunder to a 5th seed in the NBA playoffs.
They pushed the Houston Rockets to 7 games before being eliminated in the 1st round of the Western Conference.
Paul still has 2 years left in his massive contract, and he is expected to receive about $41 million next season. The Suns still have enough salary cap space to make a trade for him and pursue other free agents.
It can be remembered that Paul was traded by the Houston Rockets to OKC for Russell Westbrook.