How does he force a trade? He can’t force a sign and trade. If he opts in he’s stuck. If he opts out we don’t have to accommodate him and we end up with something like $25-27M in cap space.Exactly but the Lakers have a long history of complex deals to get who they want. My guess is it would have to be a three team deal for the Suns to really get a piece they want. The rest of the Laker roster would end being salary baggage for the Suns depending on when those salaries expire and not help them improve next year. If Paul forces a trade though? The Suns might not have much of a choice.
It’s not my money. To me it’s all about the product on the court, the continued advancement of the young guys.People trying to find available alternatives in the very real case that Chris Paul leaves?
I want CP back, but what if it's at 45M for the next 3 years? I think the answer is yes but yeeeeesh. That's a lot of dough for a 36 year old with big big mileage.
Yeah, retaining Paul is definitely the best thing that could happen. If I were confident we'd get 2020-2021 CP in year 2 and 3, then no doubt about it. That said, CP was a shell of himself by the end of the playoffs, and it's an entirely expected outcome.It’s not my money. To me it’s all about the product on the court, the continued advancement of the young guys.
I've been thinking the same. We need to load manage the heck out of CP3. His energy and quickness were completely gone in the finals, even when compared to the Clippers series before. Whether that was fatigue or injury, or both, load management should help him continue to perform deeper into the playoffs
Dump him yes. But we won't be dumb and dump him. The Sixers know what we have (or don't have) in him, and as much as I would gladly drive him to the airport, I want assets in return that make us better, not just bodies and late round first rounders.The Suns should get Ben Simmons.
Don’t know what it would take to get him, but they should do it. Seriously.
They need a big guy. The need a playmaker. They need more defense.
They need everything he’s good at. If Phillys gonna be dumb and dump him the suns should seriously consider it.