The Phoenix Suns shocked the NBA after they reportedly told Chris Paul he would be waived.
Paul arrived in Phoenix in 2020, set to help Devin Booker compete for championships.
They did it in their very first year together, losing in the NBA Finals to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Now, the Suns reportedly have plenty of options for Paul but the point guard is clear on what he wants for his career.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Paul wants to run it back with the Suns and keep sharing touches with Booker and Kevin Durant.
ESPN story on the Suns’ conversations with Chris Paul and his representatives Wednesday on the guard’s future with franchise: https://t.co/ZTshNtevBR
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 7, 2023
However, the Suns have different options for him, including stretching his contract and waiving the player, a trade involving him and Deandre Ayton, or simply re-signing him in free agency.
In recent days, Kyrie Irving and Fred VanVleet have been linked with the Suns, and the Paul news couldn’t surface at a better moment.
Free agency is weeks away from its beginning but many teams are already making moves to get the pieces they want ahead of the 2023-24 NBA season.
Paul is one of the best and most talented point guards of all time, but with his age, it’s easy to say why the Suns could move on from him.
He averaged 13.9 points, 8.9 assists, and 4.3 rebounds in 59 games this season.
When the postseason arrived and he was hurt, the Suns played faster without him, which could be another reason why the team is looking to cut ties.
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