CP3 Rumored Trade

Chris Paul for Oubre/Rubio/Jerome?

  • Yes I would make the trade

  • No I would not make the trade


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WhyAlwaysMe

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That’s fair. Everyone is wrong at certain times. I underestimated the Suns this year, for example. Thought maybe a WCF ceiling. I admit it.
 

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I guess it's crow eating time.
I have already admitted I was wrong several times. I do not think groveling is necessary. My main concern was CP3's health. I still think this would have been a very good team with Rubio, but easily concede that it is much better with CP3. Even if Paul gets injured, it was worth it just for the contribution he has made to the changing culture. The culture was changing already with Monty and James Jones.
 

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That's ALOT of ifs for 85 mil.

Granted CP would be great when/IF he played.

IF he stays healthy
IF he and Book are compatible
IF we can keep the #10
IF we can get the PF we need
IF he's the same CP that played last year with a 3 month break
IF he can bump his assists over 6.5(with our shooters should be ok)
If our offence doesn't slow too much.
If he doesn't strangle Ayton for being too soft and go to jail
etc

You were 100% accurate with these ifs and somehow it's all a yes. Well done
 

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I really dislike cp3, BUT in a suns uniform, he might be a great addition to our core. We have a core right now, who aren't rookies, who aren't veterans but right in that spot where its make or break time. Time to get over that hump. Are we already headed that direction, yes. Will we lose Oubre anyway, probably.

Rubio: good vision, a little injury prone, bad shooting at times
CP3: great vision, a lot injury prone, better shooting

I'm not sure how we make up for Oubre, unless we move Cam up and fill with a draft pick.
CP3 is the singular reason why OKC had a better season that anyone could have imagined.

I voted yes.


I'm glad we got cp3.

Cam did move up but we also signed Crowder and Craig which were good moves as well.
 

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I see no way Haliburton makes it to 10. He is basically the safest pick in the whole lottery, hard to believe 9 teams in front of us pass that up.

Still can't believe he was available and Jones didn't pick him.

Now we have to resign Payne for 3 or 4 years and hope he continues to improve.
 

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I was very against it when the rumors started flying then the more I thought about it I was for it.

kind of like well why not. My biggest concern was Paul being able to stay healthy and he has.

what a great trade. Let’s see what happens in the playoffs
 

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I said they would need more than Paul to go anywhere in the playoffs without a PF or another high impact player. They went and got a bunch of players to fill some of those gaps by committee. I thought no way they make any difference. I was wrong. Some of those position by committee players pulled together and played pretty well to give the Suns a great season.

Do I still think this team is going to win a title? No. I don't think Paul is enough. I think Ayton would have to play out of his mind. I think Bridges would have to play out of his mind. Paul and Booker would have to be on top of their game. I don't see it happening but I am going to enjoy seeing how far they get.

I so want to be wrong. I hope I am. I hope this team just finds a way to win. That would be EPIC.
 

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I wasn't around much when this trade was being put together but I'm surprised so many were against it. I would imagine Paul's personality caused more people to be against acquiring him than his play style. I'm glad the trade happened and now just hope they build off the success they've had so far.
 

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