Chris Paul May Stick With OKC As Trades Are Not 'Materializing'


Unfortunately, there haven't been any takers for Chris Paul since he was dealt to Oklahoma City along with to first-round picks in a trade that moved point guard Russell Westbrook to Houston, where he'll reunite with former teammate James Harden.

It's not like the Thunder are the worst team ever.

After attempts to move him stalled, Paul is expected to start the season in Oklahoma City, ESPN reported Wednesday. Paul is set to make $38 million this season, and his contract runs through 2022, when he's set to make over $44 million.

When the Oklahoma City Thunder acquired Chris Paul this offseason, the consensus around the National Basketball Association was that he'd be shipped to another team.

It appears Chris Paul may still be on the Oklahoma City Thunder's roster when the regular season gets underway.

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The good news is that while the Thunder reportedly have been working with Paul and his representatives to find a trade, sources told Wojnarowski the sides believe a season together could be mutually beneficial. The hope is something happens after mid-December, when anyone who signed a free-agent deal is eligible to be traded.

A starting five of Paul, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari, Andre Roberson and Steven Adams has the potential to be a frisky team.

If this current offseason has taught us anything it is that stories and reports can change by the second, so it would be wise not to expect this to be the end of the Paul saga. It promises to be a competitive environment for Paul to play the season.

And even at 34 years old, there are a number of teams who would be eager to add Paul to their team.

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Heat aren't enthusiastic about acquiring Paul on the trade market.