The trade season in the NBA officially began tonight (Monday) – and only a few hours after the “gong” came a shocking news: Chris Paul trades from Oklahoma City to the Phoenix Suns, Reported ESPN’s senior correspondent Adrian Wojnerowski.
Phoenix, which has missed the playoffs every season since 2009/10, is seeking to finally get this monkey off its back, especially in light of the fact that it holds one of its most prominent young stars in the NBA in the form of Devin Booker. In order not to get into a situation where Boker is disappointed with the situation and wants out, the Suns will bring to the aid one of the greatest coordinators the league has known in the 21st century.
To add one of the league’s most prominent playmakers – even at 35 – Phoenix will part with a significant package. The Suns will reportedly send Ricky Rubio, Kelly Ubera Jr., Ty Jerome and Jaylen Lucky to Oklahoma City. Phoenix is also passing a protected first-round pick, which will be realized between 2022 and 2025. Abdel Nader, on the other hand, joins Paul and moves to Suns to balance salaries.
Chris Paul was selected fourth in the 2005 draft by New Orleans, in which he played until 2011 and was at his peak with his best season of his career in 2008/09, averaging 22.8 points per game alongside 11 assists. He then moved to the Los Angeles Clippers, becoming an icon at this club with six excellent seasons. In 2017 he moved to Houston, where he played two years, and spent last season in the Oklahoma City uniform and scored 17.6 points per game.
The wonderful quarterback has finished four seasons as the king of assists, six seasons as the king of steals, four seasons in the top five, four seasons in the top five, seven seasons in the defensive five, rookie of the season in 2006, and 10 times selected for the All-Star. He still does not have a championship.
Devin Booker and Chris Paul, together with the Suns now pic.twitter.com/kxV2rE5YLU
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 16, 2020
Phoenix is finalizing a deal to acquire CP3 from the Thunder. pic.twitter.com/Jr4SGdBxtp
— NBA TV (@NBATV) November 16, 2020