NBA analyst suggests Chris Paul should join forces with LeBron James: “Lakers feel like a better fit”

In all these years, Chris Paul has never played with “The Akron Hammer” LeBron James, and neither Paul has ever been a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. Both of those options are now conceivable after the news that the Phoenix Suns want to waive Paul.

The Lakers have an ever-so-intriguing possibility in their search for a point guard who can assist James in his pursuit of the championship. With former teammate Kyrie Irving that one player long speculated to be a team-up option in Paul and several other candidates.

JJ Redick drops bold Chris Paul suggestion

For the 2023–24 NBA season, Chris Paul, according to JJ Redick, should join forces with LeBron James and the LA Lakers. Redick emphasized that from a basketball standpoint, Paul’s on-court fit makes more sense with the Purple and Gold organization than any other squad.

Redick stated the following: “For me, the Lakers feel like a better fit… I just feel like with his [Paul’s] level of intelligence and LeBron. His ability to play pick and roll with Anthony Davis. “I just feel like if I’m Chris [Paul], and I’m like, where it gives me the best chance to potentially compete for a championship, to me it feels like next year, in particular, it would be more the Lakers than the Clippers.”

Chris Paul is available for trade after being a part of the basic exchange that brought Bradley Beal to the Phoenix Suns. Paul will join the Washington Wizards in accordance with the most recent transaction. The Suns and Wizards are searching for a third team to divert Paul, though. The LA Clippers have shown interest in hiring Paul.

The Clippers may decide to re-sign Russell Westbrook, who would probably fit in better with the group. In the company of Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, and others, he flourished. In the meanwhile, the Lakers require a dependable floor general to assist superstar LeBron James and lessen his workload.

How many teams has Paul played for?

Paul will join his sixth team, whether it be the Wizards or another group. Additionally, since 2017, he has averaged one trade every season, making this his fifth team overall. From 2005–06 to 2010–11, Chris Paul was a member of the Hornets.

From 2011–12 to 2016–17, he was a member of the Clippers. From 2017–18 to 2018–19, he was a member of the Rockets. From 2019–20 to 2022–23, he was a member of the Thunder. It’s super-fascinating to note that “CP3” has only ever participated in the Western Conference during his career.

Chris Paul

If he is actually dealt to another Eastern Conference competitor or if the Wizards show interest in him, that situation certainly is bound to alter. Despite a recent dip, Paul hands down is still one of the best playmakers in the league.

He can consistently score 15 points a game and fire from beyond the arc at a good clip. Yet, if he were traded to the Clippers, Chris Paul should prepare to play for a 19th season in the Western Conference.


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