It seems that Chris Paul’s tenure as the point guard of the Phoenix Suns could be coming to a close this offseason. Reports earlier on Wednesday said that the veteran had been waived by the franchise, but later those reports were corrected. Phoenix is weighing their options with Paul including a trade, waiving, stretching, or even waiving and resining him in free agency. His contract date is June 28th, so the team will have until then to make a decision about the future of their team. It seems everything is currently on the table.
Sources: The Suns and Chris Paul are exploring multiple options, including a trade, stretching his contract, or waiving and re-signing him in free agency. Phoenix expected to discuss trades ahead of Paul’s June 28 contract date.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 7, 2023
This past season with the Phoenix Suns, Chris Paul averaged 13.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 8.9 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 44 percent and a three-point percentage of 37.5 percent. Paul may not be quite the same player he used to be, but the future Hall of Fame point guard still has something left to give the NBA. His contract is fairly massive at this point and justifying that number would be hard for most NBA teams. While a trade is not likely, it is still possible. The Los Angeles Lakers have already been linked to the veteran point guard via the rumor mill.