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NBA TRADE ALERT: Chris Paul joins Devin Booker in Phoenix

(Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

With rumors suggesting he wants out, Phoenix is doing all it can to keep Devin Booker happy at home, and on Monday the Suns traded for one of the game’s all-time great point guards to distribute the ball to the franchise’s star.

The Suns traded for Chris Paul, a 10-time NBA All-Star most recently seen in Oklahoma City, to boost the backcourt in Phoenix. To get him, Kelly Oubre, Ricky Rubio, Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque and a 2022 first-round pick were sent to the Thunder in return. Phoenix also received Abdel Nader in the trade, in addition to Paul.

The deal makes a deadly Western Conference duo in Paul and Booker, and gives new pieces to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in OKC, while leaving him in more of a floor general role in Paul’s absence. The former Cat still has Hamidou Diallo alongside him too.

One of the NBA’s first big trades of the new trade season, this one should benefit UK alums on both sides of the transaction.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

2 Comments for NBA TRADE ALERT: Chris Paul joins Devin Booker in Phoenix

  1. nocode96
    3:05 pm November 16, 2020 Permalink

    Is this really worth it though? Chris Paul is 35 and his shift numbers have fallen drastically since 2013, with each of those year’s average assists going down too. Last season he averaged a career low in assists. Not to mention he’s faded into relative obscurity and State Farm commercials the last couple years. Just doesn’t seem he’s worth giving up all those assets. Honestly, I’d I were Booker I’d be upset because all they traded for was a big name that is far past his prime. Not to mention the fact he is pretty infamous for his inability to win in the post season.

  2. Wade
    8:10 pm November 16, 2020 Permalink

    Cp3 will make Devin better but not the suns. That was alot