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Is a trade involving Chris Paul being confirmed by the Warriors?

Published January 29, 2024 at 2:55 PM

The once dominant Golden State Warriors seem to be stagnating and lacking direction. With the February 8 trade deadline approaching, there's speculation about potential changes to their lineup. Chris Paul, the veteran point guard who joined the Warriors before this season, is a possible candidate for a trade.

Despite showing some good form, it's evident that his peak years are behind him.

Anthony Slater of The Athletic suggests that Paul might be traded. On the HoopsHype podcast with Michael Scotto, Slater mentioned,

"I think it's a possibility. The flexibility his situation provides was a key reason for his acquisition."

He also highlighted the attractiveness of Paul's expiring contract, particularly in the context of the Warriors potentially extending Klay Thompson's contract in the summer.

Golden State is likely to execute a major trade to regain its competitive edge. Initially, there were rumors about trading Thompson due to his expiring contract. However, recent reports indicate that the Warriors might choose to keep Thompson.

In this scenario, Chris Paul's contract emerges as a more probable trade piece. It's rumored that Golden State offered Paul to the Toronto Raptors in an attempt to acquire forward Pascal Siakam, who was eventually traded to the Indiana Pacers.

Paul, earning $30.8 million this season with a non-guaranteed salary for the next, is averaging 8.9 points, 7.2 assists, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.1 steals. His shooting efficiency stands at 42.4 percent from the field and 36.1 percent from three-point range.

Slater elaborates on Paul's contract, noting its value as an expiring deal and the flexibility it offers for the upcoming summer, either to renegotiate at a lower value or include it in a trade.

The Warriors currently sit in 12th place in the Western Conference with a 19-24 record as they head into Monday night's game.

Source: Hoopswire
January 29   |   41 answers
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