Exec perfectly describes a potential Chris Paul trade for Rockets
An anonymous front office executive describes a potential Chris Paul trade for the Houston Rockets as “something where if I am taking back your dead wood, you’ve got to take back some of mine,” according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News.
Paul is 34 and has roughly $124 million left on his contract. The Rockets are reportedly making everyone on the roster available in trade talks except for star shooting guard James Harden.
The Rockets are going to have a very hard time finding a trade partner for Paul. CP3 is prone to injuries, has arguably one of the worst contracts in the league and isn’t as good as he once was. Like the exec says, Houston is going to have to take on a few bad contracts to unload Paul.
Paul averaged 15.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 8.2 assists in 58 games this season with the Rockets. The nine-time All-Star and future Hall of Famer shot 41.9 percent from the field, 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 86.2 percent from the free-throw line.
Paul and Harden reportedly had a tense discussion about ball movement after the Rockets lost to the Golden State Warriors in the second round of the playoffs. It’s going to be interesting to see how Paul and Harden co-exist next season if Houston can’t move Paul.