Chris Paul free agency thread

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Probably - but how likely are we to make it back to the finals with him healthy? History says chances aren't good.

The NBA is wide open.

Bucks/Nets/Lakers would be the favorites, but as we have seen, whose healthy is a prime factor for advancing in the playoffs.
 

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Probably - but how likely are we to make it back to the finals with him healthy? History says chances aren't good.
What? Why compete at all then? After all, only one team a year wins it all. That's what history says. Not good chances.
 

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What? Why compete at all then? After all, only one team a year wins it all. That's what history says. Not good chances.
He does have a point about CP3's health in the playoffs. Having said that there isn't a better option.
 

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Dont see how anyone can dislike the CP3 and CP15 deals.

Kind of surprised it seems to unanimous considering all fhe people that sword Paul wasn't even going to turn down his player option.
 

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Had to do it, no doubt. I have no idea if they make the WCF next year, there's just too many variables to consider. But, I think (except for a starting caliber PF) that the roster has improved with Shamet and McGee. But, if they roll with what they got now they will still be a formidable team next season IMO. CP3, Booker and Ayton guaranty they will be.
 

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Espn+ has a piece about Paul's new deal. It mentions only $90 million is guaranteed. The new deal adds approximately $44 million in new guaranteed money to his deal, had he picked up his player option this year. When viewed that way, its a steal. Its not a bad deal anyway its viewed when considering only $90 million is guaranteed though.

Another thing it mentions worth noting it is could be flat, ascending, or descending. So it could be between $26.8 and $33 million this season. So talk of talk room we currently have is a guess and could be less than we believe. Taking a larger hit now would save tax money in the future.

Espn.com/nba/insider/story/_/id/31945184/nba-free-agency-2021-how-chris-paul-return-shifts-phoenix-suns-roadmap
 

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Espn+ has a piece about Paul's new deal. It mentions only $90 million is guaranteed. The new deal adds approximately $44 million in new guaranteed money to his deal, had he picked up his player option this year. When viewed that way, its a steal. Its not a bad deal anyway its viewed when considering only $90 million is guaranteed though.

Another thing it mentions worth noting it is could be flat, ascending, or descending. So it could be between $26.8 and $33 million this season. So talk of talk room we currently have is a guess and could be less than we believe. Taking a larger hit now would save tax money in the future.

Espn.com/nba/insider/story/_/id/31945184/nba-free-agency-2021-how-chris-paul-return-shifts-phoenix-suns-roadmap
Was anybody really anticipating a steal with this contract? I mean the rumor has been around $30 million for as long as I remember and his player option was higher. When you sign an All-Star I don't think anybody expects a steal. That fourth year was a bit of a surprise and I think before this contract is up he falls off the proverbial cliff. I really see this as a two year window.
 
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