2. Chris Paul
CP3 had never come off the bench in his 18-year NBA career before arriving in the Bay Area and many wondered if it would be a problem. He started the first two games with Draymond Green out before accepting a sixth-man role. Paul has struggled to find his shot but is handing out plenty of dimes in the new system.
Coach Kerr is letting CP3 run the second unit and play to his strengths. The Warriors won six of their first 11 games with Paul shooting just 36.8 percent from the field and 16.2 percent on his threes. He will make jumpers but do the Warriors believe he helps them win a championship?
Golden State wanted off of Jordan Poole’s contract, and the Wizards were eager to let Chris Paul play for a contender. If CP3 is still struggling, do the Warriors look to upgrade before the deadline? The future Hall of Famer is making $30.8 million this season and has a fully non-guaranteed $30 million on the books for 2024-25. Rebuilding teams would be interested in his mentorship and virtually expiring contract.
Trading Chris Paul is a possibility before the deadline, but could the Golden State Warriors finally part ways with one of their Big 3? There is one scenario brewing.