Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta says Chris Paul can’t be measured by statistics
Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul had the worst statistical season of his NBA career in 2018-19, but owner Tilman Fertitta says Paul can’t be measured by statistics because he does so much for a team.
Paul averaged a career-low 15.6 points per game this season and shot 41.9 percent from the field and 35.8 percent from beyond the arc. The All-Star did put up 8.2 assists.
Fertitta says the Rockets value what Paul does for the team even if CP3’s stats aren’t the best.
“You can’t just look at Chris’ statistics, assists and points,” Fertitta said, via Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. “Chris does things all through the game to disrupt the other team. Chris is smart. I think Chris has a lot in him to contribute in the next couple years. He’s got savvy and intelligence that helps the team.”
Paul signed a lucrative four-year, $159.7 million maximum contract with the Rockets in the summer of 2017. He will make $38,506,482 next season and $41,358,814 in 2020-21.
Paul is still a really good player, but let’s be honest, he’s not worth $38 million per season. Paul is 34-years-old and on the tail end of his Hall of Fame career.
The Rockets lost to the Golden State Warriors in the second round of the playoffs in six games. That’s now two postseasons in a row where the Rockets were eliminated by the Warriors.
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