Report: San Antonio Spurs could sign Chris Paul this summer

NBA expert Marc Stein claims that Chris Paul might be signed by the San Antonio Spurs this summer. 

Paul’s contract with the Golden State Warriors for the upcoming campaign is not guaranteed.

“A potential team to watch, should Chris Paul and the Warriors part ways, is San Antonio,” Stein wrote. “Among the early personnel rumbles in circulation: The Spurs could emerge as a Paul suitor if they decide to pursue some veteran know-how on a short-term contract basis to furnish presumptive Rookie of the Year winner Victor Wembanyama with more seasoned help in Year 2.”

This season, Paul made 58 appearances for the Warriors. The NBA icon shot 44.1% from the field, 37.1% from beyond the arc, and 82.7% from the free-throw line while averaging 9.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 6.8 assists. 

In May, Paul will turn 39. After the Warriors’ season concluded, he did, however, inform NBA reporters that he has no intention of retiring.

“I’ll talk to my wife and my kids, my family, my support system, see what it looks like,” Paul told Anthony Slater of The Athletic. “But this isn’t (the end of my career). I know it for sure.”

Paul’s deal, worth $30 million for the upcoming season, is not guaranteed in full. The financial flexibility that the Jordan Poole for Paul transaction offered the Warriors last offseason was one of the factors in their decision. Before it guarantees on June 28, the Warriors have the option to use it as a trade vehicle or remove all $30 million from the books.

“I haven’t thought about it,” Paul said. “I’m too in it. I was in the gym at 8 a.m. this morning, lifting and getting ready for this game. When it’s time for that, Mike (Dunleavy) and Steve (Kerr), we’ll have a conversation and see what it looks like. But I loved it. It’s honestly — this is my fifth year living without my family — I probably saw them more than any other year.”

Paul has averaged 9.4 assists, 4.5 rebounds, and 17.5 points throughout his career. Gregg Popovich, the head coach of the Spurs, and he are close.






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