Chris Paul RUMORS & NEWS

  • JaVale McGee On Playing With Chris Paul

    Fadeaway World "The Phoenix Suns are coming off one of the best seasons in franchise history.  They were able to put years of struggles behind and make the playoffs again, with Monty Williams and Chris Paul turning around the team's losing culture. September 17

  • James Jones On What Makes LeBron James And Chris Paul So Similar

    Fadeaway World "There aren't many players in NBA history with a basketball IQ as high as Chris Paul's or LeBron James'. They're two incredible playmakers who make an immediate impact wherever they go. They make their teammates better, and won't hesitate to pass on a shot if..." September 14

  • Chris Paul calls return to Phoenix Suns an ‘easy decision’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Chris Paul had options. The Pelicans were offering more guaranteed money. He could have put on a Knicks uniform in Madison Square Garden. Other teams were kicking the tires on a deal. But there was never really any expectation around the NBA he would leave Phoenix..." September 11

  • Chris Paul On James Harden: "Nobody Can Score It Like Him. It's Crazy Man."

    Fadeaway World "Over the course of the 2020-21 season, James Harden has adjusted his game to fit his role with the Brooklyn Nets, which is to be a playmaking point guard next to Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. He has shifted his game seamlessly to fit with his two co-stars and sacrificed some of his own scoring..." September 06

  • Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul nearly ‘destroyed’ the NBA

    Clutch Points "There are few bigger landscape-shifting trades that never happened than that of Chris Paul’s botched move to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2011. CP3 would have formed a superteam in LA with Kobe Bryant had it not been for then-commissioner David Stern..." September 05

  • Suns star Chris Paul reveals old animosity towards Deandre Ayton over being a ‘loser’

    Clutch Points "According to Paul himself, he shared a few heated moments with the Suns big man early on. “Me and Deandre Ayton was getting into it like hell to start the season,” Paul admitted, via Dana Scott of azcentral. “Because I’m hard on him and I ain’t no..." August 26

  • Suns' Chris Paul Says He's Now 'Sort of Addicted' to Playing in NBA Finals

    Bleacher Report "It's safe to say that Chris Paul is motivated to return to the NBA Finals stage after his Phoenix Suns lost the title to the Milwaukee Bucks in July. "It's never going to feel good," he said of losing, per Sean Gregory of Time. "Now that I've..." August 26

  • Suns' Chris Paul Reportedly Not Expected to Run for 3rd Term as NBPA President

    Bleacher Report "With his second term as president of the National Basketball Players Association set to end soon, Chris Paul reportedly might not be seeking a third term. Per NBA reporter Marc Stein, there is a "growing belief" within NBA circles that Paul won't seek re-election..." August 07

  • Chris Paul 'Entertained' $100M Contract From Pelicans

    Bleacher Report "All-Star point guard Chris Paul reportedly "entertained" a three-year, $100 million offer from the New Orleans Pelicans in free agency before opting to re-sign with the Phoenix Suns on a four-year, $120 million contract. "And Chris Paul, who [the Pelicans] offered..." August 04

  • How JaVale McGee Convinced Chris Paul, Suns To Offer Him A Deal During A Blowout Loss

    Fadeaway World "JaVale McGee entered the league with a lot of expectations on his shoulders. People expected him to become a dominant big man thanks to his length and athletic traits and how he performed in high school and college. But as you may know by now, he struggled mightily early in his career..." August 04

  • The Chris Paul effect: NBA teams spend money on aging stars for chance at title run

    Yahoo! Sports "Father Time may be undefeated, but in the meantime, cold, hard guaranteed cash seems to soothe the aging process. Whether it’s Chris Paul or Kyle Lowry or the once-removed champion Lakers, age has not been a deterrent in the opening days of free agency. August 04

  • Chris Paul will return to Suns on 4-year deal worth up to $120 million

    Yahoo! Sports "Free agent star point guard Chris Paul has reached an agreement with the Phoenix Suns on a mammoth deal to return on a four-year contract worth up to $120 million, league sources told Yahoo Sports. This new deal will expire when the future Hall of Famer is 40 years old. Since the Suns..." August 02

  • Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook Spotted Hanging Out In L.A. Just Days After Blockbuster Trade

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is truly a league of gossip, rumors, and speculation. No matter how hard players of fans try to downplay and dismiss certain talks, you can bet there will be people continuing to feed into the drama. And while two basketball stars hanging out in Southern California during a..." August 02

  • Optimism exists that Suns, Chris Paul will reach new deal in free agency

    The Score "The Phoenix Suns believe Chris Paul could return to the desert. If Paul elects not to exercise his $44-million player option for next season, there's optimism he and Phoenix will come to an agreement on a new contract once free agency opens Monday, sources..." August 01

  • Suns' Chris Paul declines option, becomes unrestricted free agent "Chris Paul opted to decline his $44.2 million player option with the Phoenix Suns for the 2021-22 NBA season, The Athletic and Stadium's Shams Charania reported Sunday. The Suns were well aware the 36-year-old 11-time All-Star's decision whether or not to enter free agency..." August 01

  • Pelicans wanted to bring back Chris Paul

    Larry Brown Sports "Chris Paul appears likely to remain with the Phoenix Suns, but a somewhat surprising team apparently had hopes of luring him away. According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, the New Orleans Pelicans were determined to try to sign Paul at the start of free agency. New Pelicans..." July 31

  • Chris Paul Considered Likely To Re-Sign With Suns

    Hoops Rumors "Chris Paul will likely remain with the Suns on a contract for at least three years and $90MM, according to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report. Paul holds a $44.2MM option on his contract for next season. He could opt out and become an unrestricted free agent, then..." July 31

  • Free-Agency Spotlight on Chris Paul, the 'Kyle Lowry Domino,' Emerging PG Carousel

    Bleacher Report "With the draft come and gone, and the NBA's calendar flipping to the 2021-22 season Monday, this summer's free-agency period will center on the league's rapidly spinning point guard carousel. The biggest fish, Chris Paul, appears all but destined to return to Phoenix,..." July 31

  • 'Belief' in NBA Is Chris Paul Stays with Suns After Russell Westbrook-Lakers Trade

    Arizona Sports "The 2021 NBA Draft came and went without a selection by the Phoenix Suns after they traded the 29th pick to the Brooklyn Nets as a part of a deal to acquire guard Landry Shamet, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. But the questions coming general manager James Jones’ way after..." July 30

  • Chris Paul, Kevin Love headline investors in card app that could change the game

    Clutch Points "There’s a growing trend in the NBA cards industry where NBA stars are becoming more active in it. A good example was when Kevin Durant, Mark Cuban, and other personalities invested in Goldin Auctions, a company known for auctioning high-end sports cards. Now, there are two more..." July 29

  • Chris Paul’s return to Suns in question after owner’s cryptic response

    Clutch Points "There is absolutely no doubt that Chris Paul was one of, if not the biggest reason behind the Phoenix Suns’ unprecedented success last season. The 36-year-old veteran just had one of the best campaigns of his decorated career and it resulted in a truly impressive run for..." July 28

  • Suns star Chris Paul teases future after Lakers rumors

    Clutch Points "Phoenix Suns star point guard Chris Paul didn’t seem like a guy intent on leaving after losing the NBA Finals to the Milwaukee Bucks. However, that hasn’t stopped the rumor mill from starting up, with some reporting out there suggesting that he could be..." July 27

  • Chris Paul has a big decision to make this offseason contract-wise

    NBA Analysis "Reaching the NBA Finals was a big accomplishment for the Phoenix Suns this season and while they did not win their first championship, they learned a lot about themselves. Not only did they learn a lot about their young talents, but they went from being a bottom-tier team in this league to..." July 27

  • Chris Paul Wants To Return To Phoenix Suns Next Season

    Yardbarker "Chris Paul had one of his best seasons in the NBA this year. After being traded by the Oklahoma City Thunder, CP3 joined the Phoenix Suns and formed a dynamic duo with Devin Booker. Prior to his arrival, the Suns had a statement run in the Orlando Bubble, going undefeated during their time..." July 27

  • Who Is The Better Point Guard For The Lakers: Chris Paul Or Russell Westbrook?

    Fadeaway World "It’s no secret that the Los Angeles Lakers need a point guard. With the questioned future of impending free agent Dennis Schroder, there is a glaring hole in the position. It’s widely speculated that the Lakers are going to either move on from Schroder or use him in a..." July 26

  • Lakers’ dreams of Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook slapped with harsh reality

    Clutch Points "It’s that time of the year again for Laker Nation, when all hopes and dreams of landing another superstar are alive and well. The latest buzz surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers is that they’re in the market for a veteran point guard. From Kyle Lowry, Chris Paul,..." July 26

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Says ‘Not Inconceivable’ Chris Paul Hits Free Agency

    Heavy "The offseason is upon us after a dizzying run for the Phoenix Suns one which, ultimately, ended in a disappointing six-game NBA Finals loss to the Bucks.  Now comes the sobering reality that was always bound to follow up this dream season with Chris Paul at the helm:..." July 26

  • 3 replacements for Phoenix Suns if Chris Paul left in free agency

    NBA Analysis "The Phoenix Suns lost the 2021 NBA Finals to the Milwaukee Bucks in six games, ending what was an excellent season in the desert. The Suns were expected to improve after finishing undefeated in the Orlando Bubble, but not many people predicted they would be in the NBA Finals just a year..." July 24

  • Marc Stein Says Suns Won't Help The Lakers By Trading Chris Paul

    Fadeaway World "Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns are facing a major crossroads this offseason. They're coming off losing in the NBA Finals after being up 2-0 and, even though not many people thought they were for real at first, it's pretty obvious that they have something special going..." July 23

  • Mutual interest between Los Angeles Lakers and Chris Paul

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers and Chris Paul almost happened once. Now, 10 years later, with LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Paul’s family in L.A., the Point God may finally get a chance to run the Lakers’ offense. According to Marc Stein’s latest..." July 23

  • Knicks Could Pursue Chris Paul If He Becomes A Free Agent

    Fadeaway World "The Phoenix Suns are coming off one of their best seasons in franchise history. And while Monty Williams, James Jones, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, and Deandre Ayton deserve a lot of credit for such an impressive turnaround, you can't deny that having Chris Paul around was the key to their..." July 22

  • 3 teams Chris Paul should actually consider leaving Suns for

    NBA Analysis "The Phoenix Suns fell just short in their pursuit for an NBA Championship, as they lost to the Milwaukee Bucks in six games. The Suns were flying high after the first two games when they opened up a 2-0 series lead. The Bucks built momentum in their two home games that they never..." July 22

  • What's Next for Chris Paul After NBA Finals Run?

    Bleacher Report "Now that Chris Paul's quest to win the 2020-21 NBA title fell two wins short, the veteran point guard will need to decide on his $44.2 million player option for next season. As we reported in June, several sources believe Paul intends to opt out to sign a new..." July 22

  • 3 reasons Chris Paul must stay with Suns

    Clutch Points "In the press conference after their heartbreaking defeat, Phoenix Suns star guard immediately cut off all speculations by declaring that he won’t be retiring. However, this hasn’t stopped rumors from flying out and about. Paul is clearly at the tail end of his..." July 22

  • 5 best destinations for Chris Paul during NBA free agency

    Sportsnaut "Fresh off a loss in the NBA Finals, Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul has a $44.2 million decision to make in the coming days. The future Hall of Famer can opt out of his contract and hit NBA free agency. At this point, that seems to be a foregone conclusion.  While it makes sense..." July 21

  • Did Chris Paul just drop a huge hint on free agency plans?

    Clutch Points "Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns fell just short of the NBA championship. After the loss, one major question hanging over them is if CP3 is coming back for another shot at a title. The Suns All-Star was asked on his free agency plans right after the loss. Paul,..." July 21

  • Chris Paul’s ‘first call’ needs to be to LeBron James

    Clutch Points "If there’s something strange in your neighborhood after losing in the NBA Finals, who you gonna call? LeBron James. Or at least according to NBA legend Magic Johnson. After the Phoenix Suns got axed by the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 on Tuesday, Magic made a..." July 21

  • Chris Paul, 36, ready to 'get back to work,' not considering retirement after NBA Finals loss

    ESPN "The closest Chris Paul has ever come to the coveted championship that's eluded him throughout his 16-year career ended up leaving him feeling still so far away from that initial title. The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on..." July 21

  • Why Chris Paul's history with Game 6 referee Scott Foster could be bad sign for Suns

    CBS Sports "The Phoenix Suns will be fighting to stay alive in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night, as the Milwaukee Bucks have the opportunity to close out the series and win their first championship since 1971 in Fiserv Forum. But as the Suns take the court to try and..." July 20

  • Chris Paul Can Join LeBron James And The Lakers If He Loses In The NBA Finals And Rejects $44M Player Option

    Fadeaway World "Chris Paul has had a legendary career, as an 11-time All-Star and future first-ballot Hall of Famer. He has accomplished almost everything on an individual level but his championship aspirations have not been met. As a star for the Hornets, Clippers, Rockets, Thunder, and now the Suns; Paul has..." July 19

  • Chris Paul one loss away from setting wrong kind of NBA record

    Larry Brown Sports "The Phoenix Suns are on the verge of elimination in the NBA Finals despite winning the first two games of the series. Unfortunately, this is a position with which Chris Paul is quite familiar. Paul and the Suns need to beat the Bucks in Milwaukee on Tuesday night in order to force..." July 19

  • Wizards’ Bradley Beal openly thrashes reporter who dared ask Devin Booker dumb Chris Paul question

    Clutch Points "Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal, already frustrated over the fact that he won’t be with Team USA in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, had another reason to feel annoyed. That’s after he watched a reported hurl a ridiculous question at Devin Booker about Chris Paul..." July 18

  • Chris Paul Takes A Harsh Shot At Giannis Antetokounmpo: "Everybody Is Anticipating Him To Miss."

    Bleacher Report "Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul said his team needs to do a much better job rebounding following a 123-119 home loss in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. In particular, Paul pointed to his team's struggles rebounding off a missed free throws, singling out Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo in..." July 18

  • Devin Booker, Chris Paul death stares at reporter for dumb question

    Sporting News "Suns star Devin Booker left everything out on the floor in Games 4 and 5 of the NBA Finals, becoming the first player in Finals history to lose back-to-back games despite scoring 40 or more points in both contests. Phoenix now finds itself in a do-or-die situation after three..." July 18

  • Bucks always preferred to trade for Jrue Holiday over Chris Paul

    Clutch Points "After the Milwaukee Bucks were humiliated by the Miami Heat in the second round of the bubble playoffs, everybody knew there would be significant changes to the roster, especially with Giannis Antetokounmpo’s big contract decision coming up. Many turned to Chris Paul..." July 16

  • LeBron James Responds To Chris Paul Trade Question

    AZ Central "Arsenio Hall might not want to plan any trips to Phoenix anytime soon. Working as a guest host on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the comedian asked Los Angeles Lakers All-Star LeBron James could a trade "still happen" involving James' close friend, Suns All-Star point..." July 15

  • Is this the last chance Chris Paul has to win an NBA Championship?

    Clutch Points "At 35 years old Chris Paul has made his first NBA Finals appearance in his career. He’s making the most of it, as he has played well so far for the Phoenix Suns. Without his veteran leadership, the Suns likely wouldn’t have made it this far in the playoffs this..." July 15

  • Former NBA Champion Earl Monroe Wants To See Chris Paul Join The Knicks

    Fadeaway World "Chris Paul has used this playoff run to remind the world that he is one of the greatest point guards to ever play the game. CP3, at the age of 36, continues to excel at the highest level. Currently, he has led the Phoenix Suns to their first NBA Finals in 28 years and helped them to a 2-1 lead..." July 12

  • Fans Are Ripping Chris Paul For Committing Dirty Play On Giannis Antetokounmpo In Game 1 of NBA Finals

    Total Pro Sports "It only took one game for fan bases to start blasting Chris Paul for something he did in the very first game of the NBA Finals. Paul scored 16 of his 32 points in the third quarter to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 118-105 win over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1 of the NBA Finals..." July 07

  • Evaluating top 4 Finals MVP candidates for the 2021 NBA Finals

    NBA Analysis "The 2021 NBA Finals are set to begin on Tuesday night and while many may not have predicted this matchup between the Bucks and Suns, this is going to be a very interesting series to watch. Not only are both teams very evenly matched in terms of being efficient on both offense and defense, but..." July 06