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Warriors' Chris Paul may join the Spurs this summer

Published April 23, 2024 at 2:02 PM

Chris Paul's future with the Golden State Warriors appears uncertain as the team prepares for the 2024-25 NBA season. Despite Paul's significant contribution to improving the Warriors' performance during non-Stephen Curry minutes this past season, financial constraints may force the team to let him go. The Warriors are under pressure to reduce their substantial luxury tax bill, and Paul's $30 million non-guaranteed salary for the next season poses a challenge. The team has until June 28 to decide on his contract.

The San Antonio Spurs have emerged as a potential new home for Paul. Known to be in the market for a lead point guard to support Victor Wembanyama, the Spurs could see Paul as the veteran presence needed to anchor their young squad. Marc Stein, in his recent newsletter, cited sources suggesting that Paul could be a suitable fit for San Antonio.

Despite Warriors coach Steve Kerr's desire to retain Paul, and Paul's own affinity for his time at Golden State, the team's failure to make the playoffs this season has led to a strategy shift towards shedding non-essential expenses. Paul's high salary, combined with the Warriors' financial strategy, might lead them to part ways with the 12-time NBA All-Star. This situation leaves the door open for Paul to potentially join the Spurs, offering him a fresh start and a pivotal role in shaping a promising team around Wembanyama.

Source NBC Sports: Rumor: Chris Paul could end up with Spurs this summer
Source Sports Illustrated: Warriors Star Could Reportedly Join Victor Wembanyama on Spurs

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