The 2020-2021 NBA season is officially scheduled to begin on December 22 and with the free-agency period set to begin on Nov.20, veterans such as Chris Paul and Serge Ibaka are seen as a best free agent available this transfer.
There are few Western Conference teams are looking for Chris Paul and Los Angeles Lakers are the current favourites to land Oklahoma City Thunder Point Guard Chris Paul, but another Western Conference team is already in talks for a possible trade.
Following an impressive post-season of Chris Paul with OKC, Paul has become a top target this offseason once again. After claiming their 17th NBA title, the Lakers are expected to strengthen their squad by adding a veteran like Paul.
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However, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported that Wester Conference team, Phoenix Suns have already “had discussions” about a potential trade deal for the OKC Point Guard.
The Phoenix Suns have had discussions about acquiring Chris Paul from the OKC Thunder, sources tell me & @TimBontemps. Story forthcoming.
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) November 11, 2020
According to Chris Paul’s current contract with Thunder, the 35-year-old is all set to make $41.4 million in 2020-21 and has a $44.2 million player option for the following season. However, OKC GM needs a rebuild and to make room for new young players to make a trade for Paul.
Former NBA champs Dwyane Wade and Kendrick Perkins are both positive that Paul will consider joining LeBron James in LA.
“If that moment ever happens, you’re putting some of the greatest basketball minds together,” Wade recently said of Paul’s possible trade to Lakers.
“I’ve always said LeBron, CP, and Rondo are the smartest basketball players ever. When you think about what LeBron and Rondo accomplished this year, how they made that teamwork, if you add CP to that same kind of mix, Jesus Christ that’s domination.”
“I think the Lakers are going to land Chris Paul, I think Rondo is going to be with the Clippers and I think y’all gonna lose Playoff Rondo,” Perkins said on the Sedano and LZ show.
“That’s the guy I think y’all are going to lose. We all know how great of friends LeBron James and Chris Paul are,” he continued.
“Chris Paul has been on record this offseason saying that his destinations are the Lakers in L.A. or with New York.”
Paul has already proven last season with OKC And making it to the playoffs that his game hasn’t gone weak and his numbers back it up. Last season, he averaged 17.6 points, 6.7 assists, and 5.0 rebounds