According to polling done by The Athletic of prominent NBA agents, Chris Paul is the most likely star to be traded this offseason. After being traded from the Rockets to the Thunder last summer, Paul was a vital piece to a Thunder team that shocked the Western Conference by securing the 5 seed. Despite a first round loss, it was clear that Paul’s leadership was crucial to the development of some of the Thunder’s younger core, like guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
SportsCastr News NBA’s Matt Brooks analyzed the possible landing spots for Paul in his SportsCastr stream. The 15-year veteran could run point and possibly take a backseat in the offense for a plethora of NBA teams. At 34 years of age for OKC, Paul averaged 17.6 PPG, 6.7 APG, and 5 RPG, all while shooting 49% from the field.
One possible landing spot that Matt Brooks discusses on his SportsCastr stream is the Philadelpia 76ers. The Sixers are an unconventional team that could be in need of a more stereotypical point guard than Ben Simmons. A trade of CP3 to Philadelphia would also reunite Paul with former Clippers coach, Doc Rivers.
SportsCastr News NBA’s Matt Brooks also theorized a possible trade between the Thunder and the Phoenix Suns. G Ricky Rubio and F Kelly Oubre of the Suns could be packaged with a draft pick for the Thunder guard. There, Paul could join rising star Devin Booker and hopefully provide a veteran presence to the future superstar.
While obviously showing some signs of wear and tear after a long career, last season’s campaign made it clear that Chris Paul can still be an important part of a playoff team. There will be many suitors clamoring to secure the future Hall of Famer. The SportsCastr News NBA team will continue to stay up to date on the situation.Tags: 76ers, Ben Simmons, Chris Paul, Clippers, CP3, Devin Booker, Doc Rivers, Houston Rockets, Kelly Oubre, NBA, OKC, Oklahoma City Thunder, Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Ricky Rubio, Rockets, SCN, SCNBA, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Sixers, SportsCastr, Suns, Thunder Last modified: October 21, 2020