Following their shocking and painful defeat in Thursday’s Game 6, it’s clear that the Phoenix Suns might be attempting to radically change.
There have already been rumors about head coach Monty Williams heading to the exit.
There have also been reports that the front office is looking to ship Chris Paul away.
BetOnline.ag, via NBACentral, says that the Los Angeles Lakers are favorites to land Paul if he leaves Phoenix.
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The Lakers have 3/1 odds, while the Minnesota Timberwolves are right behind with 4/1 and the Los Angeles Clippers have 6/1 odds.
There are many reasons why people think that Paul might go to the Lakers – most notably because of his close relationship with LeBron James.
The Timberwolves are another team looking to change things up after a disappointing postseason so the idea of Paul playing for them isn’t far-fetched.
Would the Clippers really want to sign yet another aging player who frequently suffers injuries?
Additionally, would the Lakers truly go for Paul?
Throughout the season, there was speculation that LA might want to add Kyrie Irving to the roster.
Those rumors recently came to an end when inside reporting said the team had moved on from Irving and are quite happy with the roster they have now.
Why would they pass on Irving and instead choose Paul?
Even with his injuries and his age, Paul will probably still find a new home in the NBA if he leaves the Suns.
He might just need to accept a smaller paycheck – and maybe a smaller role too.NEXT: The Suns Have Reportedly Made A Decision About Chris Paul