On Wednesday, ahead of Game 3 of the NBA Finals, the Phoenix Suns stole the headlines from the Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets, with news surfacing about the immediate future of veteran point guard Chris Paul.
According to Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report, the Suns have told Paul he will be waived, which will make him a free agent and free to sign elsewhere next month.
At 38 and arguably on the downside of his playing career, it’s uncertain what kind of market Paul will have once he’s officially a free agent and able to sign with any team that shows interest.
Even though Paul has struggled with numerous injuries over the last few years, making him undependable, especially in the NBA playoffs, the veteran guard reportedly wants to play for “several more years” and hopes to end up on a title contender, per Haynes.
Chris Paul plans to play for several more years and is eager to help a team contend for a championship, sources say.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 7, 2023
At this point in his career and after what he’s shown over the last two seasons with the Suns, it would be safe to assume that Paul might have to settle for a bench role on a title contender, which could be ideal for the often injured guard.
Even a return to the Suns to play such a role isn’t out of the realm of possibility, but he’ll likely want to see what the market is for his services before jumping to a return to Phoenix.
Only time will tell what the future holds for Paul and whether he can continue contending for a title or end up with a team that wants veteran experience to help mentor young players.NEXT: Former NBA Player Believes The Heat Have Figured Out The Nuggets