Chris Paul is one of the greatest point guards in NBA history, and while he may not have won a championship, there is no denying that he has performed admirably everywhere he has gone.
Last season, Paul was nothing short of incredible when playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder, leading the team to within a few points of beating the Houston Rockets in the first round of the NBA playoffs amid a weakened roster.
Paul ended up joining the Phoenix Suns in the offseason, where he and Devin Booker have turned the team into a credible Western Conference contender this season.
According to The Athletic, Paul had a lot of options in the summer, and the Philadelphia 76ers were the ones who needed him the most.
Paul chose to remain in the Western Conference, where he has spent his entire professional career.
Fortunately for the 76ers, losing Paul wasn’t a major setback, as the team remains in first place in the Eastern Conference, with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons playing some of their best basketball of their careers.
With both the Suns and the Sixers doing well, it’s obvious that everything worked out well for all parties concerned.
The 76ers reportedly made a solid push to acquire Chris Paul in the offseason, but CP3 turned it down and wanted to be traded to the Suns. (via The Athletic)
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) April 23, 2021