Chris Paul trade speculation heats up after Phoenix Suns loss to Denver Nuggets

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The Phoenix Suns could have a very busy NBA season and Chris Paul's future with the team could be just one of several big issues for the team that will be addressed later. damage to 125-100 The Denver Nuggets Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Thursday night at the Footprint Center.

According to an NBA insider, Paul's future with the team may not be long.

ESPN's Tim McMahon recently stated that he thinks “Chris Paul is somewhere next year.”

“We can talk about a whole bunch of different guys who probably won't be back here next year,” McMahon said on The Brian Windhorst and The Hoop Collective Podcast, “I would definitely predict that they will aggressively shop Chris Paul before the June 28 deadline which would guarantee his salary by $15.8.” [million] for $30.8 [million], I think it's very likely that Chris Paul will be somewhere else next year.”

Bleacher Report It was speculated that Paul may have had a few lovers.

Mike Chiari wrote: “The one major accomplishment not yet on Paul's resume is an NBA championship, so if the Suns try to trade him, it seems likely that Paul's priority will be to move to a team Who has a chance to compete for the title.” next season. Even with his advancing age and durability concerns, Paul is a solid player when healthy and an excellent leader, so there will be a huge void in the Suns' backcourt if they trade him. As of now, Cameron Payne will be the top internal candidate to take over as Phoenix's starting point guard next season.”

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hoops promotion Was wondering if the Suns could trade Paul.

Yossi Gozlan wrote: “On the other hand, Paul may not have much trade value due to his age and $60.8 million due over the next two seasons. -Sign him for a $12.2 million mid-level exception. He's $15.8 million dead.” Will add a cap but the set-off at the end of the season will reduce it to $5.2 million. This maneuver will allow them to keep Paul next year while saving $8 million.”

The Suns will likely need to make a quick decision about Paul, his contract for the 2023-24 season is partially guaranteed for $15.8 million, but becomes fully guaranteed for $30.8 million on June 28. .

Could the Suns decide to go with the sharp, young point guard and trade or waive Paul?

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Speculation ran wild on social media about Chris Paul's future with the Suns after Phoenix was eliminated from the NBA playoffs

What do you think: Should the Suns trade Chris Paul?

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