Insider has shocking information about Chris Paul, Suns

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The Phoenix Suns are exploring multiple options as they navigate Chris Paul’s future with the organization, according to Shams Charania’s The athletic.

The Phoenix Suns have informed Chris Paul that they plan to work out an off-season solution that suits the veteran star and the Suns organization, which could include a divorce, league sources say. The athleticCharania wrote.

There are many possible outcomes that could occur between the Suns and Paul, including a trade, the waiver of his contract and extending his contract over several years, or the waiver and possible resignation.

“The Suns and Paul are exploring multiple options, league sources say The athleticincluding a trade, waiving and extending his contract over several years, or waiving and possibly resigning him in a free service, league sources say,” Charania wrote.

Paul’s salary for the 2023-24 season is partially guaranteed unless released. The future Hall of Famer signed a four-year, $120 million contract with Phoenix in August 2021.

The Suns acquired Paul from the Oklahoma City Thunder in November 2020. The 12-time All-Star finishes his Phoenix career with averages of 15.1 points and 9.5 assists.

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The Suns made it to the NBA Finals in 2021, where they lost to the Milwaukee Bucks in six games despite leading 2-0 in the best-of-seven series. The team was then defeated by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2022 Western Conference Semifinals in seven games and the Denver Nuggets in this year’s Conference Semifinals in six games.

Paul averaged a career-high 13.9 points this season. He is 38 years old and new Suns owner Mat Ishbia would not pay for the Wake Forest product. The NBA legend was injured in Game 2 of the Nuggets series and missed the rest of the series. It looks like the Suns want a younger point guard in addition to All-Star shooting guard Devin Booker and minor superstar Kevin Durant.

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KD’s longtime teammate, All-NBA point guard Kyrie Irving, will become an unrestricted free agent this summer. The Suns have also been linked with NBA champion Fred VanVleet, who could become an unrestricted free agent if he declines his 2023/24 player option with the Toronto Raptors.

Paul is likely to be associated with the Los Angeles Lakers due to his close relationship with NBA icon LeBron James. It will be very interesting to see where Paul plays next season.

Paul, one of the greatest point guards of all time, has career averages of 17.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 9.5 assists.

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