Chris Paul on Rockets trading him to Thunder: ‘Team’s gonna do whatever they want to do’
Paul, who played two seasons with the Rockets, was traded to the Thunder in the blockbuster Russell Westbrook trade.
“Every situation is different, but the team’s gonna do whatever they want to do,” Paul told Hart, via Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman. “They’ll tell you one thing, and do a smooth other thing … The GM there in Houston, he don’t owe me nothing. He may tell me one thing, but do another thing, but you just understand that’s what it is.”
Even though both players denied the rumors, there were reports that Paul and Rockets star James Harden didn’t get along behind the scenes in Houston.
With the Thunder, Paul is averaging 16.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. The nine-time All-Star is shooting 46.0 percent from the field, 44.4 percent from beyond the arc and 84.1 percent from the free-throw line.
The Thunder are 4-6 on the season. It’s not a guarantee that Paul finishes the season in OKC. CP3 has three years left on his monster contract. He’ll make $38,506,482 this season, $41,358,814 in 2020-21 and has a player option worth $44,211,146 for the 2021-22 season.
Paul and the Thunder likely won’t agree to a buyout, as Paul would have to give up a lot of money.