The Phoenix Suns are reportedly considering parting ways with Chris Paul.
The veteran point guard wasn’t at his best at the end of the season, once again getting hurt when it mattered the most, and he’s not getting any younger.
However, he’s still one of the greatest playmakers and floor generals this game has ever seen, which is why he should have several offers sitting on his table if he — indeed — becomes a free agent.
With that in mind, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst believes his future could be in Los Angeles.
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Windhorst claims that both the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers could be in the market for a new point guard, given that D’Angelo Russell and Russell Westbrook will be unrestricted free agents.
Paul obviously has a history with the Clippers, and he’s also close to LeBron James, so both places make sense.
Nonetheless, Windhorst also explains that the Suns could look to bring him back on a lesser deal after waiving him, sort of what happens in the NFL.
Windhorst claims that the new CBA makes it quite difficult for teams to have four players all making north of $30 million a year, which is why they could also look to dump some salary by moving Deandre Ayton instead.
Should that not be the case, then Paul is most likely to be waived by the end of the month.
And while we still couldn’t rule out a potential return to the Valley of the Sun, it wouldn’t be shocking to see him going back to California.NEXT: NBA Insider Reveals What Chris Paul Wants Moving Forward