When the Golden State Warriors got Chris Paul via trade, one of the most frequently asked questions was. “what will be his role with the team?”.
First, his style of play differs from the system Steve Kerr has implemented with the Dubs in recent years. Second, as JJ Redick recently said, Golden State has no one who could be an effective pick-and-roll partner for him if they tried to use their new director.
Despite these concerns, however, according to reports, Paul is expected to carry starter along with Steph Curry. Marc J. Spears of Andscape also mentioned the possibility of CP3 coming off the bench, but it could be “awkward” and difficult for him since he has never done it in his career.
“If he starts, the lineup is very small. Assuming Draymond stays, Draymond will play center, Wiggins as a power forward, and, yes, they can be quite dangerous on offense, but I wonder if they will eventually decide to bring Chris off the bench, which could be embarrassing for him because he’s never done that in his entire Hall of Famer career. But from what I’ve been told, the idea is to start him in the quintet.” explained Spears during an appearance on KNBR, per SF Gate.
It will be interesting to see how the Warriors use Chris Paul. He can definitely give a change to the Dubs’ offense, but how that will affect the rest of the team is unknown.
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