Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Chris Paul has recently emerged as one of the hottest names in the trade market. The New York Knicks have been one of the teams that has been linked to the 10-time All-Star, but at least according to former head coach David Fizdale, it wouldn't be a good move for Paul.
In a recent appearance on ESPN's The Jump, Fizdale went into detail as to why he believes Paul should not join the Knicks. While he believes that New York would benefit from the addition of the veteran, Fizdale just doesn't see how it will be beneficial to Paul:
“I think the Knicks have to be open to a lot of different things,’’ David Fizdale said of Chris Paul. “Would he be a great fit for them? Absolutely. I think he would fit those kids — Mitchell Robinson going to the rim, they get more spacing, more shooting. Absolutely, he would fit. The big stage. He doesn’t get sick [with COVID-19].
“For him, where he is at his career, I don’t think it’s a good fit for him and what he’s trying to do.’’
Do we see a little sour graping here from the man who was recently relived of his post as the team's head coach?
Whatever the case may be, a move to New York does seem like a possibility for Paul. The Knicks' new president, Leon Rose, used to be Paul's sports agent when the former was still with Creative Artists Agency. The two have a good working relationship, and this could prove to be key in New York's potential pursuit.
However, New York's capability to be a contender quickly is a concern. Paul is still looking to win his first championship, and with his age and the ‘Bockers' current situation, it's unlikely he'll be able to immediately win with a ring should he join them.