There has been a lot of talk about Chris Paul and his future with the Phoenix Suns lately.
Just a couple of weeks ago, inside reports from the team suggested that the front office was contemplating a future without him.
The point guard is 37 years old and surely nearing the conclusion of his career.
Age is catching up with him and he has already suffered a few injuries this season.
Chris Paul tonight:
Passes Oscar Robertson for the 4th most 15-AST games in NBA history (112). pic.twitter.com/IHSAuD9sVA
— StatMuse (@statmuse) February 15, 2023
But he can still dominate the court.
On Tuesday, Paul scored 17 points, 5 rebounds, and 19 assists.
That means that he passed Oscar Robertson for the fourth-most 15-assist games in NBA history with 112.
Technically, Paul is contributing less than he has in years.
He is scoring 13.9 points and 9 assists a game.
That’s the lowest point total of his career while his field goal percentage is weaker than it has been since 2018.
But Paul is still a difference-maker for his Suns and the stories about the team moving on from him are obviously premature.
In the next few weeks, Paul will find himself as part of the most talked-about big three in the West, as Kevin Durant will join him and Devin Booker.
It’s been said before but Paul really is reaching the point when it’s now or never for him to win the Finals.
The inclusion of Durant on his team gives him his best chance yet.
Will it finally happen for Paul?
He is breaking records and claiming his place in NBA history but he is still without the thing he covets most: a championship ring.NEXT: Devin Booker Talks About How Far The Suns Have Come