It is still strange to see Chris Paul at the Golden State Warriors ahead of the 2023-24 season. One of the most important trades this offseason involved the future Hall of Fame point guard, whom the Warriors acquired from the Washington Wizards at the expense of Jordan Poole and other future assets.
The Warriors, who have won four titles since 2015, are looking to capitalize on the careers of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, which is why this trade was made. Obviously Golden State would like to build for the future and have a plan in place for when these three stars are ready to end their respective careers, but contending and possibly winning championships is all this organization cares about right now.
CP3’s arrival immediately creates more balance and stability in the backcourt alongside Steph, something this team lacked in the 2022-2023 season. Everything is still so surreal for the Warriors, and Chris Paul recently spoke with ESPN’s Jonathan Givony about his offseason move to the Bay Area, saying he is looking forward to working with his new All-Star teammates.
“I’m excited to be able to play with Steph, Draymond, Klay, all the guys, with Wigs. [Andrew Wiggins]”, Paul told Givony during his CP3 Elite Guard camp. “I can’t wait to get together and see what it’s going to be like. It’s crazy how life works. But when it comes to basketball, I’m probably closer to my happiness. Obviously I’m happier when I’m with my family, but basketball is my safe place; it’s been that way for a long time.”
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