When the new NBA season begins, many eyes will be on Chris Paul and his Phoenix Suns.
This is for a number of reasons, the biggest being that they are still one of the greatest teams in the league right now and stand a chance of returning to the Finals if they stay healthy.
But another cause for interest in the Suns is the fact that Paul’s time in the league is getting closer and closer to being over.
The guard has been in the league for 17 years now and is 37 years old.
This means that his chances of winning a ring before he retires are diminishing.
Most Assists by an Active Player
10,977 — Chris Paul
10,045 — LeBron James
8,611 — Russell Westbrook pic.twitter.com/WYp6hS2mEh
— NBA Muse (@NBAMuse24) September 5, 2022
But even if Paul doesn’t win a championship before he hangs up his jersey, he will still be considered one of the best guards to ever play the game.
Just take a look a the number of assists he’s created.
Paul has made 10,977 assists, the most by any active player.
Second place on that list goes to LeBron James, with 10,045 assists, while Russell Westbrook has 8,611.
Paul has always been a very sharing, gracious teammate.
Will that help him reach the Finals again?
Passing From Paul
Paul has played for five teams throughout his career and has been remarkably consistent for every squad that’s had him.
One of his most stunning features is his passing and assisting abilities.
Paul has a sixth sense for finding his cohorts and helping them score points.
He is no slouch when it comes to shooting either, of course, but his assists are something special to behold.
In the months ahead, Paul will need to be ready to play better than ever before if he hopes to get his Suns back to the Finals.
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