NBA Rumors: Now that Chris Paul is set to be a free agent, we explore the six championship contenders that make the most sense for him.
After losing in the Western Conference semifinals to the Denver Nuggets, changes were expected for the Phoenix Suns heading into the offseason. However, I’m not sure many believed the Suns would make the bold move of waiving Chris Paul. But that’s exactly what they’ve elected to do according to recent reporting.
Over the next few weeks, the narrative surrounding Paul and his potential landing spots will be interesting to follow. At this point in his career, it’s clear that he’s going to be gunning for an opportunity to win a title, no matter what role he ends up playing.
In anticipation of his change of scenery, we explore six championship contenders that make the most sense for Paul now that he will be a free agent.
The Milwaukee Bucks are a natural potential landing spot for Chris Paul. They could use a natural playmaker on the offense and Paul, if nothing else, is that at this point in his career. Any team that signs him should not expect him to play a big role and that’s why the Bucks make sense.
Additionally, Paul playing next to Jrue Holiday, Khris Middleton, and Giannis Antetokounmpo should help with his concerns on the defensive end of the floor. If he’s looking for one last shot at winning a title, there is a strong argument to be made that the Bucks would be a great choice.