Warriors Clear Path for Chris Paul Trade

The Golden State Warriors have decided to give themselves more time to trade Chris Paul.

Originally, Paul’s $30 million salary for next season was set to be guaranteed by June 28. However, according to Adrian Wojnarowski from ESPN, both parties have agreed to push this deadline back to Sunday.

ESPN Sources: Golden State and Chris Paul intend to move back the date to guarantee the $30 million on his 2024-2025 contract to the start of free agency on Sunday. Deadline was originally today. This gives Warriors time to keep exploring trades.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn)

Now, the Warriors will have until the start of free agency to decide on Paul’s contract. This extension gives them 48 extra hours to explore trade options involving him.

Trade Possibilities:

Paul has been playing off the bench this season, averaging just 9.2 points and 6.8 assists per game. Despite this reduced role, his non-guaranteed salary makes him a valuable trade piece. Teams that might acquire him could either cut him or keep him as veteran support at a lower rate if they choose a waive-and-re-sign strategy.

Fans might think this is a smart move by the Warriors.

Paul’s time as an NBA starter seems over, but he still has potential teams interested in him in the West alone due to his favorable contract situation.

What do you think about this decision?

James Shotwell
James Shotwell
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