G - PHO
According to Sham Charania, the OKC Thunder have traded Chris Paul to the Phoenix Suns for PG Ricky Rubio, F Kelly Oubre, G Ty Jerome, and G Jalen Lecque.
Wow. A major haul for both teams as the Suns' inked the future Hall-of-Famer to play alongside their young core of Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton. CP3 will have plenty of opportunities to play in a high tempo offense under his former HC Monty Williams.
According to sources, The Phoenix Suns have had discussions about acquiring Oklahoma City guard Chris Paul.
The Suns are going for it, and they could potentially pair the 10-time all-star with Devin Booker to create one of the most formidable backcourts in the Western Conference. The Suns currently have Ricky Rubio at point guard, who is under contract through the 2021-22 season, so it’s possible he could be on the move in a trade. A starting lineup consisting of Paul, Booker, Mikal Bridges, Kelly Oubre Jr., and DeAndre Ayton could absolutely compete for an NBA championship. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available, but this is certainly an interesting rumor ahead of the 2020-21 season.
According to Kevin O'Conner of the Ringer, the Sixers front-office has "seriously debated" going after Chris Paul.
The Sixers don't have the cap space available to trade for Chris Paul - primarily because he is owed $41M next season and $44M in 2021-22. If the Sixers are going to pull this off, they'll have to part with cornerstone players and will likely have to get another team involved.
Chris Paul scored a team-high 28 points (10-20 FG, 3-6 3PT, 5-5 FT) with seven rebounds, three assists, and three steals in 40 minutes as the Thunder win 104-100 and force a Game 7.
Since the playoffs began, Paul has turned into much more of a scorer than a facilitator. In six games vs. the Rockets, he's now averaging 21.7 points and just 4.2 assists. He's become more of a scorer for Oklahoma City this season to begin with, averaging a career-low 6.7 assists per game on the season, but 4.2 assists per game in the playoffs shows you Paul is really shouldering more of the scoring load on offense. Paul was also a +20 in Game 6. He'll look to help his team get into the second round of the playoffs with a Game 7 win Wednesday night.
Chris Paul scored 16 points (6-13 FG, 1-5 3PT, 3-4 FT) and chipped in six rebounds along with three assists, one block, and four turnovers across 30 minutes in a 114-80 blowout loss to the Rockets on Saturday.
Paul put up an average line of 16/6/3 and a block, but he'll need to be more active heading into Game 6. Paul was an uncharacteristically -28 plus/minus in tonight's contest and did little to slow the Rockets backcourt of Eric Gordon and James Harden. Paul is averaging 20.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.2 steals through five games in their first-round series against Houston. He'll look to improve on his performance in Game 6 on Monday.