He’s also an incredibly clutch player too and is able to step up and deliver for his team when they need him.
That’s why it was so surprising that he got benched during Wednesday’s nail-biter against the Dallas Mavericks.
Monty Williams might have just made the toughest, most impactful adjustment of his career. — sitting Chris Paul the last 5 minutes of a tight game where CP just had a real bad matchup
— Dave King (@DaveKingNBA) October 20, 2022
Head coach Monty Williams decided to make the “toughest, most impactful adjustment of his career” when he chose to sit Paul in the last five minutes of the game.
Williams knew that, yes, Paul could have been the one to help the team overtake the Mavericks but he still chose to keep the lineup he had, believing in guys aside from Paul.
In the end, it worked out wonderfully for the Suns.
Lee Wins It All
Paul was obviously an important part of the team’s win – he almost always is.
But he wasn’t the most crucial player for the team on Wednesday night and that’s a good thing for the future of the team.
It was Damion Lee who secured the win with a buzzer-beater at the end of the game.
It was Devin Booker was acting as the team’s floor general and leader too.
Paul is nearing the end of his career, he won’t be playing for much longer, so Williams’ decision to start relying on other players more is quite brilliant.
The groundwork for the future is being laid right now and it will pay off well in the future.
Paul will remain a major part of the team but more players will also be getting the spotlight shined on them.