NBA Rumors: Three Destinations For Chris Paul In 2023/24

After yet another playoff failure with a star studded starting lineup, the Phoenix Suns are reportedly looking to make big changes this off-season, with the team expected to 'aggressively' shop veteran point guard Chris Paul on the trade market.

While CP3 isn't the player he once was, he is still a solid leader and has a consistent history of making any team he joins better immediately, so if he is moved, what destinations would make sense for the perennial All-NBA star?

Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks are one of the most interesting teams in the NBA heading into this off-season, as they missed the playoffs despite All-NBA caliber talents like Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving, and if their plan is to surround the young star with another top tier Guard, a veteran like Paul could be a solid option.

At this point, Dallas have very little assets to work with, but if they believe Paul's defence and leadership can be the difference between Luka leading this team to the playoffs or not, it might be worth making a move to bring him in over a reunion with Irving. 

Miami Heat

Despite the injuries and a lack of premier talent, the Miami Heat are just one win from the Conference Finals in the East once again, and while the last veteran point guard they acquired hasn't panned out well, bringing in Paul could be a masterstroke for the Miami Heat. 

With Tyler Herro likely to come back next season, along with their array of shooting, finding another crafty veteran to lead this team would be a great move for Miami, and could give Paul his best chance at an NBA title yet. 

Los Angeles Lakers

Years ago, a trade that would have sent Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers was vetoed by the NBA, but now with one of his best friends leading the team, it may be time to bring the ageing veteran back to Los Angeles as the Lakers look to get LeBron James one final NBA Championship.

While Paul is suffering from injury troubles late in his career, he still averaged 14 points and 9 assists on the season, and would provide the Lakers with more veteran leadership and a good defensive presence, and if it doesn't cost too much, LA should definitely be in on him. 

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