Suns Could Move On From Chris Paul, Per NBA Executives

Chris Paul

The Phoenix Suns were a team who many thought would be title contenders this season but are only 26-25 after being plagued by injuries and Jae Crowder sitting out.

Veteran guard Chris Paul has only played in 30 of those contests due to a myriad of injuries and in those games has averaged 14.3 points and 8.7 assists on 45 percent shooting from the field and 40.5 percent shooting from three.

While the Suns are unlikely to trade him at this point, other executives are reportedly monitoring the situation to see if Phoenix could move on from Paul as they look ahead to the future.

Here’s the latest from Action Network’s Matt Moore:

“Again, zero known interest from the Suns in trading CP3, but other executives are keeping a side eye on that situation in the event that Phoenix — with new ownership reportedly set to be in place soon — decides to focus on sustaining a core around Devin Booker,” Moore wrote.

Paul, alongside Booker, helped the Suns to their first Finals appearance since the Charles Barkley years.

But as well as Paul has aged, his contract is unlikely to do the same. CP3, who turns 38 in May, is still owed $30 million in each of the next two seasons.