‘There’s not a team in the league’ willing to trade for Rockets’ Chris Paul even as a salary dump
The Athletic’s Shams Charania says “there’s not a team in the league” willing to trade for Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul even as a salary dump.
Paul is owed over $125 million over the next three years. The Rockets would love to get off that contract to create some salary cap space, but according to Charania, teams around the league aren’t interested in acquiring Paul under any circumstance.
“There’s not a team in the league right now that is [willing] to trade for Chris Paul. Even teams that they’ve called as just a dump, like ‘We’ll give you Chris Paul for free,’ those teams are like ‘No, we’re good.'” #rockets #jamesharden pic.twitter.com/hVcwL7cmdP
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Paul is 34-years-old. He averaged 15.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 8.2 assists per game this season while shooting 41.9 percent from the field, 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 86.2 percent from the free-throw line. The Rockets guard is still a good player, but he’s not worth $38,506,482, the money he’s owed next season.
Paul’s relationship with Rockets superstar James Harden has come into question ever since Houston lost to the Golden State Warriors in the second round of the 2019 playoffs in six games. Paul and Harden reportedly have different views on how the Rockets should run their offense.
At this point, all signs point toward Paul being a Rocket next season, which is going to make for an interesting dynamic considering all of these rumors going around this offseason about CP3, Harden and Houston’s turmoil behind the scenes.
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