Steve Kerr on Chris Paul trade: We needed a shift

The Warriors don’t have to say the words. But after Friday’s news conference to introduce Podziemski and Jackson-Davis, and days before anybody with the team is allowed to address the Chris Paul acquisition, Kerr explained the general terms of the Warriors’ offseason objective. “We’re going to be a lot different,” Steve Kerr told me. “The last thing I’m going to do is say anything about a team that just won a championship a year ago and then fought through a difficult season. Made a helluva run at the end of this year. I’ve loved this group that we’ve had the last couple years. “But the biggest point is that we sensed we needed a shift. Didn’t mean we needed an overhaul, but we needed a shift of some sort. I think everybody in the organization sensed that. And it feels like we’ve made a pretty significant shift without giving up our identity and our sense of who we are as a team. I think, all in all, it’s a very positive shift.”
Source: Tim Kawakami @ The Athletic

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

StatMuse @statmuse
Chris Paul has scored more points against the Warriors (1,172) than any other team.
Now he plays for them. PM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Steve Kerr is here for Brandin Podziemski and Trayce Jackson-Davis’ introduction press conference – 5:06 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
“The Warriors getting off Jordan Poole’s money…I just think it’s a good way for them to move on from it”
Hear @Scalabrine give his thoughts to @TheFrankIsola on why he likes the Chris Paul-Jordan Poole trade for Golden State #DubNation PM
“All of these transactions have tricked people into thinking Chris [Paul] is washed up … I think the Warriors are gonna be damn good next year if they stay healthy.”
—@ZachLowe_NBA on the Warriors trading for Chris Paul 💪 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
“The Warriors getting off Jordan Poole’s money…I just think it’s a good way for them to move on from it”
Hear @Scalabrine give his thoughts to @TheFrankIsola on why he likes the Chris Paul-Jordan Poole trade for Golden State #DubNation PM
Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
#Rockets @NBASummerLeague schedule (times ct):
Fri 7/7 POR, 6p (vs Scoot H.)
Sun 7/9 DET, 5p (vs Ausar T.)
Tue 7/11 OKC, 5:30p (vs Chet?)
Thu 7/13 GS, 6p (vs CP3? 🤣)
TBD Tournament – 2:22 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
ICYMI: Making sense of the two Chris Paul trades and the draft picks involved: As ever, it’s all about the contracts.…10:30 AM
Bill Reiter @sportsreiter
I wrote this on CP3, his move to the Warriors, and the last-chance, legacy-shifting opportunity it entails for one of the game’s most complicated and talented stars. For @CBSSportsNBA…10:21 AM
Carl Steward @stewardsfolly
Keeping Chris Paul healthy through the season and playoffs may be Rick Celebrini’s ultimate challenge. But if anybody can do it … – 10:10 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
From #NBADraft Thursday:
Chris Paul, Steph Curry teammates after last season’s trash talk
Bradley Beal deal includes six 2nd rounders, four 1st round swaps
#Suns take Dayton big Toumani Camara 52nd overall AM
Bill Reiter @sportsreiter
Friday show! We’re live on @CBSSportsRadio from 10-noon ET: CP3’s last chance, NBA Draft, Musk vs Zuckerberg, Ohtani time, @TyDunne & @kyletheboone, Bum Of The Week, Buy/Sell, @DecelCBS’s style, MLB in London, more.
@Audacy app
@SIRIUSXM 158 – 9:47 AM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
New @LockedOnNetwork #NBA show with @MavsDraft
– The Wemby era begins! What’s next for the Spurs?
– Draft winners and losers
– Damian Lillard latest
– Chris Paul to the Warriors…7:24 AM
Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
The new CBA is designed in part to hamstring big-spenders. And the Golden State Warriors are already making sweeping moves with cost in mind. Some details behind the Jordan Poole-CP3 deal, other ongoing trade talk, and more NBA Draft notes @YahooSports:…2:22 AM
Madeline Kenney @madkenney
Can confirm the Warriors traded Patrick Baldwin Jr to the Wizards for the No. 57 pick, Indiana forward Trayce Jackson-Davis, as part of the Poole-CP3 deal. @ShamsCharania had it first. – 1:00 AM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
The Warriors, per @ShamsCharania, are essentially flipping the Patrick Baldwin Jr. roster spot (and first round contract) for Trayce Jackson-Davis on a cheaper second round contract. Older prospect. This part of CP-Poole trade will be judged on which player is better quicker. – 12:47 AM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
The Warriors are trading Patrick Baldwin Jr. to the Wizards as part of the Chris Paul-Jordan Poole trade, sources said. – 12:42 AM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
New Warriors plus/minus podcast.
The Jordan Poole for Chris Paul trade.
@TimKawakami @ThompsonScribe
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Warriors roster as of now, with the assumption Draymond Green returns
Podziemski – 12:05 AM
The Ringer @ringernba
At this stage in both of their timelines, the Warriors might be exactly what Chris Paul needs, and vice versa.
@seeratsohi:…10:34 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
NBA trades: Assessing Chris Paul-Jordan Poole, Marcus Smart-Kristaps Porzingis deals and more for @Sportsnaut PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Brandin Podziemski is a quintessential Warriors player. Perfect fit for their system with his shooting, feel, toughness. Should get chances to play as a rookie but even if he doesn’t with so many guards and now Chris Paul there he should be ready for a heavy role by Year 2. PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Jalen Hood-Schifino — Chris Paul replacement
(also, fits Lakers as a big guard who won’t get steals) – 10:00 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
I wrote on what the Chris Paul trade means for the Warriors, both on and off the court:…9:36 PM
Howard Chen @TheHoChen
I know the CP3 trade was earlier today and the Celtics trade last night, so maybe I’m acting spoiled when I say I’d like to see some more trades tonight lol – 8:40 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Chris Paul to Golden State.
Jordan Poole to Washington.
Bradley Beal to Phoenix.
And Denver just won an NBA championship.
As of RIGHT NOW who has the best team in the West? #Suns #Nuggets #Warriors8:00 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Chris Paul leaves Washington as the franchise’s all-time leader in books sold. An amazing run. – 8:00 PM
Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
This is what Mike Dunleavy Jr. had to say on June 19th when asked if the Bradley Beal/CP3 trade changed their approach coming into this season:
I wonder they had their eyes on CP3 at this point: PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Biggest thing I think people are missing about CP to Warriors: His contract is extremely tradable, much more than Poole’s. More inside:…7:46 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
In between picks, learned Frank Drucker, the Wizards plan a Chris Paul tribute video. – 7:45 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Milwaukee native Jordan Poole reportedly traded to Wizards for Chris Paul after four seasons with Warriors… via @journalsentinel – 7:42 PM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Chris Paul has played 1,363 career games between the regular season and playoffs
He has started every single one – 6:48 PM
Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
New BS Podcast: NBA Draftapalooza PART TWO
Reacting to the Chris Paul/Warriors trade, Poole on the Warriors, leftover Smart trade thoughts and Scoot at #2 with @KevinOConnorNBA @tatefrazier
(Not playing on Spotify yet…)…6:29 PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Hopped on the @BillSimmons Podcast with @tatefrazier to discuss the Chris Paul/Jordan Poole trade, what it means for the Warriors, the direction of the Wizards, and some lingering thoughts on the Celtics/Wizards trade…6:21 PM
Chris Paul trade grades: Warriors score a B for flexibility; Wizards get low-risk look at Jordan Poole…5:49 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
How much of the Point God will CP3 bring to Golden State?…5:41 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Did an NBA 75 profile on Chris Paul last year. Talked to Steph Curry for awhile about Paul and the NC connection. Quotes/reflections in here.…5:36 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
“Look, Steve Kerr knows a lot more than us in regards to his team”
🏀 @Jumpshot8 is uncertain how Chris Paul will fit in Golden State PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Breaking down Warriors trade for Chris Paul, sending Poole, pick to Wizards…5:24 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Golden State Warriors make waves in Western Conference with draft day trade for Chris Paul…5:23 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
J Wiseman and J Poole were about tomorrow’s Warriors
GPII and Chris Paul are about today’s Warriors
The hope is that Paul can activate Jonathan Kuminga and that Dr. Rick Celebrini can manage CP3’s body thru 60-65 games and playoffs…5:20 PM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
RT @avarwallace: Wizards agree to trade Chris Paul to Warriors for Jordan Poole as rebuild continues @washingtonpost @PostSports…5:14 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
New for @TheAthleticNBA : If you’re wondering why Chris Paul and Marcus Smart could bring back firsts when Beal and Porzingis didn’t, look at the contracts. It’s always about the contracts:…5:13 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Wizards trading former Suns point guard Chris Paul to Warriors for Jordan Poole #Suns #Warriors #Wizards… via @azcentral PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Our annual draft night live blog is up and running. Much more to come all night. You know what to do.
NBA Draft 2023 live updates: Warriors trading for Chris Paul… via @houstonchron – 5:01 PM
Kevin Pelton @kpelton
Content ahead of tonight’s NBA Draft …
+ Grades for all of this week’s trades, including yesterday’s three-teamer and soon CP3 grades:… (ESPN+)
+ Stats-based draft projections:… (ESPN+) – 4:45 PM
Todd Whitehead @CrumpledJumper
Last season’s shot charts for Jordan Poole and Chris Paul in half-court situations. PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Here is some instant analysis on the Jordan Poole for Chris Paul trade. What is this trade about for the Warriors? What’s the risk? Who does it benefit?…4:41 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
I understand the initial skepticism from Warriors fans, but I personally love this trade for Golden State. Solves a lot of problems for the team both on and off the court. The big question, of course, is whether Chris Paul can stay healthy. Worthwhile gamble given circumstances. – 4:38 PM
Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
No player with multiple All-NBA selections has been traded more times than Chris Paul.
Five trades: Chauncey Billups, Glen Rice, Adrian Dantley
Six trades: CHRIS PAUL PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
CP3-Curry-Thompson-Wiggins-Green is going to be hilarious – 4:30 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Who are we gonna believe, Mike Dunleavy Jr. or our lyin’ ears? At his first press conference as Warriors GM, did we not hear him glowingly talk about Jordan Poole’s future with the team. Days later, Draymond Green’s punching bag is traded to Wiz for Chris Paul. – 4:23 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
New: The Celtics now own future Warriors draft capital after the Marcus Smart deal. So what exactly does the Chris Paul trade to Golden State mean for that asset through a Boston lens?…4:19 PM
Albert Nahmad @AlbertNahmad
Suns only need to guarantee $25.0M of Chris Paul’s $30.8M 2023-24 salary to complete the Beal trade, but I’m guessing they’ll guarantee $28.1M, which avoids using Saric TPE, avoids Wizards from being hard-capped on GSW trade, and gives GSW has no financial incentive to waive CP3. – 4:17 PM
Dave Mason @DeuceMason
Dropped some instant reaction with @momorgan on the CP3 for Poole trade:… PM
Is Golden State where Chris Paul finally gets his ring? 💍 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Chris Paul is now seemingly off the table for the Lakers. Whoever their point guard is, they’ll have to pay him market value. No more hoping for the Friends of LeBron discount. – 4:09 PM
Adi Joseph @AdiJoseph
Steph is going to win MVP again just to thank CP3 for his help. The 2014 revenge tour is on. – 4:02 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Here’s a quick news story about the Wizards-Warriors trade involving Chris Paul and Jordan Poole by @TheAthleticNBA, featuring analysis from @davidaldridgedc, @anthonyVslater and me.…4:02 PM
Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
Some people keep texting me about it, so might as well drop another clarification: Warriors held onto the No. 19 pick in the Jordan Poole-Chris Paul trade with Wizards. I had that part incorrect. My bad, y’all. – 4:01 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Warriors add Chris Paul, trade Jordan Poole to WIzards in pre-draft deal… PM
Adam Lauridsen @GSWFastBreak
Just here to say I’m still not rooting for Chris Paul. – 3:59 PM
Madeline Kenney @madkenney
I should get partial thanks for the Poole-CP3 trade going down when it did. I went to the gym, which all but guaranteed news would break sooner than expected. – 3:59 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
For Bradley Beal, Kristaps Porzingis, and Chris Paul, the Wizards got one first-round pick, protected in 2030
For Marcus Smart, the Celtics got two first-round picks, in tonight’s draft and in 2024 – 3:57 PM
Madeline Kenney @madkenney
The Warriors are swapping Jordan Poole for Chris Paul in a stunning trade that can give the Warriors more financial flexibility beyond this season.
Story with @ShaynaRubin…3:56 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
CP3/Kevon Looney about to be Kidd/Mikki Moore – 3:54 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
The Golden State Warriors have reportedly acquired Chris Paul!
Hear @adaniels33 react to the news and tell @RickKamlaSports why this works #DubNation PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
CP3 will be 39 in May. He got injured this postseason (first time he didn’t finish a playoff run since 2018) and he’s played fewer games a year each of the last three.
Warriors will need another PG behind him – 3:49 PM
Austin Burton @AmaarBurton
NBA referees facing the prospect of Chris Paul and Draymond Green on the same team: PM
Albert Nahmad @AlbertNahmad
Wizards trade of Bradley Beal for Chris Paul and Wizards trade of Chris Paul for Jordan Poole will be two separate trades, the former done before 7/1 and the latter done after 7/1 (which necessitated adding Hollins). – 3:47 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
This Chris Paul-Poole trade has me making my own pools PM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Chris Paul traded to Warriors while Jordan Poole will join Wizards 👀 PM
Sean Deveney @SeanDeveney
Much revealed about how teams value pricey players.
– Warriors could not create much market for Jordan Poole, took CP3.
– Same happened to Wiz w/Brad Beal.
– Teams like Marcus Smart two 1st-rders & Tyus Jones more than Brogdon.
– Still weak markets on Ayton, Zion, Siakam … – 3:46 PM
Ball Don’t Lie @Balldontlie
Chris Paul’s new head coach … Steve Kerr 😅 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Here is a look at the Father Time Chris Paul will be fighting in the 2024 postseason.
And Clippers point guard search:
Westbrook PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
I’m told Chris Paul is playing for Golden State. This isn’t a part of another deal. CP3 is a Warrior – 3:41 PM
Alvaro Martin @AlvaroNBAMartin
Dice Shams que @WashWizards envía a Chris Paul a @Warriors por Jordan Poole, la 1a selección de 2030 y la 2a selección de 2027.
Golden State reduce levemente su nómina, empeñando parte de su futuro.
Una nube para Draymond Green se despeja. Coladera defensiva para GSW. PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Crazy when you think about this considering he was actually traded to the Lakers (before the veto, of course)… CP3 will have now played for every team in the Pacific other than the Lakers & Kings. 3 teams in the division since “Basketball reasons” despite countless rumors. – 3:39 PM
Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
Initial thoughts: This move doesn’t make the Dubs better in the regular season. CP3 is not an 82 game player anymore. Jordan Poole doesn’t miss games.
I can see the line of thinking that CP3 will be an upgrade from April-June. Warriors will need bodies to get them there tho. – 3:38 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Chris Paul gives the Warriors one of the best-ever PGs to run their offense, and a midrange assassin who can go get a bucket – 3:38 PM
Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Golden State will not waive Chris Paul and is looking forward to partnering with the star to make a championship run, league sources tell @NBAonTNT, @BleacherReport. – 3:36 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
A big trend that we’ve seen lately is that non-guarantees for guys who aren’t “worth the money” aren’t necessarily the death sentence it used to be, particularly if there’s a significant partial guarantee. CP the latest beneficiary. Mo Bamba and Malik Beasley could be next. – 3:32 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
12-time All-Star point guard Chris Paul is reportedly heading to the Warriors in a blockbuster trade for Jordan Poole.…3:31 PM
Synergy Sports Tech @SynergySST
Chris Paul finished 8th in the #NBA creating 19.5 points per game out of pick and rolls last season. The Warriors ranked 29th among teams creating 28.8 per game. – 3:31 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Notably, Chris Paul will actually make more this season ($30.8 million) than Jordan Poole ($28.7 million). Now, Paul is on an expiring deal, so Golden State saves long-term money… but the Warriors just added to their 2023-24 luxury tax bill. – 3:30 PM
Yossi Gozlan @YossiGozlan
The Warriors are increasing their payroll in this trade despite being deep into the second apron. They used the 110% trade exception and aggregation to acquire Chris Paul, which is only allowed this season for second-apron teams.
This framework wouldn’t be allowed next summer. – 3:30 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
If this is not some drastic cap-saving maneuver, I’m kinda here for very weird but fun Warriors lineups. And also for Warriors fans to FINALLY be able to appreciate Chris Paul – 3:29 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
On his appearance on the #HoopCollective earlier this week, Chris Paul talked at length about keeping his Bird Rights throughout his career, and the importance of doing so. By being traded to Golden State, he’ll be able to continue that trend.…3:29 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
On his appearance on the #HoopCollective earlier this week, Chris Paul talked at length about keeping his Bird Rights throughout his career, and the importance of doing so. By being traded to Golden State, he’ll be able to continue that trend. – 3:29 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Draymond Green and Chris Paul at practice every day PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Chris Paul has now been on a team with
Steph Curry
Klay Thompson
James Harden
Devin Booker
Kevin Durant
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Blake Griffin
DeAndre Jordan
David West PM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Chris Paul heading to the Golden State Warriors #NBA…3:26 PM
Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones
Chris Paul is on his third team since he started his book tour – 3:26 PM
Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA
Didn’t have “the Warriors trading for Chris Paul to improve chemistry” on my list of possible side effects of the Draymond/Poole punch but here we are. – 3:26 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
Chris Paul has been a starter in every regular season and playoff game he’s ever played up to this point – 3:25 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
We’ve launched our NBA draft tracker at @sacbee_news and we already have a major update as the Warriors and Wizards have reportedly agreed to a trade involving Chris Paul and Jordan Poole.…3:24 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Gotta imagine Chris Paul is coming off the bench and if that’s the case get that Sixth Man of the Year trophy ready already.
Those pick-and-rolls with Draymond are about to be masterful. – 3:24 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
When I said Clippers considered Russ and Chris on the same team… you see now that CP3 is entering a second unit player phase – 3:24 PM
Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
I’ll admit, I’ve been super skeptical there would be a contending team willing to roster Chris Paul at his full $30.8 million salary, but the Warriors, quite obviously, intend to keep the future Hall of Famer in quest of another title run. – 3:23 PM
Chris Paul trade: Warriors send Jordan Poole, draft picks to Wizards to land future Hall of Famer, per report…3:23 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
The Chris Paul trade for the Warriors is another shift back toward prioritizing the present but also a bet on Rick Celebrini and the Warriors training staff. Made a similar gamble with Otto Porter two seasons ago and kept him healthy at right time. Much larger stakes with Paul. – 3:22 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Is Chris Paul the favorite for 6th Man of the Year now? – 3:22 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Wrote about why the Warriors might make sense as a CP3 trade destination last week, only in this case, it’d be through the Wizards, not the Suns: PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Rank among active point guards:
CP3 — Steph —
2nd in PTS 3rd in PTS
2nd in REB 5th in REB
1st in AST 6th in AST
2nd in STL 5th in STL
5th in 3PM 1st in 3PM
And a combined 21 All-Star… PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Wizards getting more for Chris Paul than Bradley Beal is wild – 3:20 PM
Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
Dubnation going to have to walk back those “Chris Paul will never get a ring” jokes – 3:20 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Officially ends any talk of CP3 to the Lakers… Finally! – 3:20 PM
Howard Chen @TheHoChen
Man… that CP3 will steady the ship considerably in Golden State. Def fewer of the crazy passing turnovers that I’m sure drove Warriors fans insane about Poole. Locker room chemistry I’m sure becomes more on the same page too – 3:20 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Can confirm Jordan Poole is a Wizard and Chris Paul is a Warrior.
Wow. – 3:20 PM
Deonte Burton @DeonteBurton
I told everybody CP was going to the warriors – 3:18 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Chris Paul to the Warriors is the ultimate full circle moment… – 3:16 PM
Yossi Gozlan @YossiGozlan
Jordan Poole has a $3.9M salary in the current league year but his extension raises his incoming salary from Washington’s end to $25.4M (poison pill provision).
Warriors would need to send out $18.7M to match for Chris Paul before June ends. Otherwise, this deal works in July. – 3:15 PM
Drew Shiller @DrewShiller
Chris Paul is going to win his ring as a member of the Golden State Warriors. Life is f’ing crazy! – 3:15 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
CP3 to Golden State doesn’t make too much sense on paper, but you need to look at this as a salary dump not a move to improve. CP3 in Golden State is very interesting though – 3:14 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
I don’t get CP3 to Golden State at ALL, but it sure is fun – 3:14 PM
Tyrese Haliburton @TyHaliburton22
Tweet that CP/Kerr meme ASAP🤣🤣 – 3:13 PM
Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
Sounds like Jordan Poole will be heading to Washington in a deal that will bring Chris Paul to the four-time champion Golden State Warriors. – 3:12 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Washington and Golden State are close on a trade sending Chris Paul to the Warriors for Jordan Poole, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. – 3:12 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
ESPN Sources: The Washington Wizards are finalizing a deal to send Chris Paul to the Golden State Warriors for a package that includes Jordan Poole and future draft assets. PM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
“That’s two flops back to back!”
Steve Kerr about Marcus Smart in the 2022 NBA Finals PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Best AST/TOV ratio by an active player (minimum 300 games):
5.27 — Tyus Jones
4.92 — Monte Morris
3.98 — Chris Paul
3.27 — Delon Wright
They all play for the same team. AM
Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
Tyus Jones has a $14M contract in 2023-24 and will become an unrestricted FA in 2024.
He joins a backcourt that includes Chris Paul, Monte Morris and Delon Wright.
The Wizards could join the group of teams with cap space this offseason.
Including their first, $120M in salary. – 12:33 AM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
The subsequent question now is: What are the Wizards’ intentions with the futures of their point guards? They now have Tyus Jones, Monté Morris and Delon Wright all under contract for 2023-24, plus Chris Paul (for now, anyway). And w/the 8th pick, they might select Anthony Black. – 12:29 AM
Evan Sidery @esidery
Every player the Wizards have acquired this week is on an expiring contract:
– Chris Paul
– Landry Shamet
– Tyus Jones
– Danilo Gallinari
– Mike Muscala
Washington is clearing the books for a complete roster overhaul. – 12:27 AM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
The Celtics are getting Chris Paul, aren’t they – 12:06 AM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Wizards still have more moves to make in the next 24 hours with Chris Paul, Monte Morris, Delon Wright, and now Tyus Jones unofficially on the roster
It will be important to have a veteran point guard on the roster to help develop the youth but the log jam has to be cleared – 12:01 AM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Chris Paul to the Grizz? – 11:59 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Michael Winger and Will Dawkins still have a chance to come out happy from a tough situation with future first(s) from the Celtics for Kristaps Porzingis and the Clippers being back in the market for Chris Paul (not sure they give up No. 30 though). – 10:56 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
📰 @TheAthletic with @ShamsCharania @JaredWeissNBA @JoshuaBRobbins @ByJayKing
A 3-way trade involving the Wizards and Celtics that does not involve Chris Paul
But DOES involve Malcolm Brogdon incoming, longtime power forward Marcus Morris Sr. outgoing…4:43 PM
Jeremy Woo @JeremyWoo
Hopped on to talk through the latest on the draft with @WindhorstESPN, in what I suspect will be the only time I ever co-headline anything with Chris Paul…2:19 PM

More on this storyline

The idea is to give the Warriors another way to challenge the defense. Paul can run his style of offense with the second unit (maybe igniting Jonathan Kuminga’s rim-running game) and then he can possibly close halves alongside Curry and Klay and let them both sprint around screens away from the ball while Paul probes and pressures the defense in his own way. “One of the things Steph said … I thought his most revealing quote after the Lakers series was that we didn’t have enough variety in the ways that we could score,” Kerr said. “And everything was high pick-and-roll with Steph. That whole series. We just couldn’t create enough. When we’ve been our best, this team has had a lot of good passing, a lot of connectors, a lot of guys who understood how to play with Steph and free him up and use his gravity to slip for layups or create shots on the other side of the floor. -via The Athletic / June 24, 2023

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