The latest Spurs rumors say Chris Paul and the San Antonio Spurs have mutual interest. But how would Paul fit and what impact would he have with the Spurs?
The latest San Antonio Spurs rumors should fit right in with fans that all-in with interest in the upcoming offseason, which means a free agency frenzy.
Rumors have started to float around about potential mutual interest between Chris Paul and the Spurs, fueled most recently by ESPN’s Zach Lowe. If Paul does find himself in the 210, how would his game merge in the Spurs system?
Paul is arguably the best point guard of his generation, averaging 18.7 points and 9.9 assists per game for his career. Paul is the type of player that needs a lot of the ball, like a Russell Westbrook or James Harden.
That’s the only question in my head: How he will cope with not being the No. 1 option, because this is Kawhi Leonard‘s team? I think it won’t matter, because Paul’s basketball IQ is off the charts.
He is hungry and wants to win, so at this point he will adjust and do anything necessary to win a championship.
Where he will fit in perfectly is his ability to knock down the three. Last season he averaged five attempts per game beyond the arc, the most in his career, while hitting 41 percent from deep.
Imagine this: Leonard gets doubled on the baseline, kicks it out top of the key to Paul … BANG. Or Leonard drives and kicks it out to the corner for a three from Paul and vice versa.
Yes, without a doubt LaMarcus Aldridge was only himself in Game 6 against Houston. If the Spurs can snag Paul, I think Aldridge becomes more dangerous. Paul is truly a wizard with the basketball and if Aldridge isn’t open for his pick and pop, then he can roll to the basket.
The only healthy point guard the Spurs have that can fit into that starting role is Murray. Like everyone else, I love Patty Mills. He has brought scoring and great energy off the bench the past few years.
But he absolutely got shut down by Klay Thompson in the Western Conference Finals and is very one-dimensional due to his size and average passing ability. If Paul does come in and Mills leaves, that helps the progression of Murray.
Murray will have the opportunity to learn from two greats in both Paul and Parker setting him up for the future instead of throwing him into the fire.
It’s going to be a lot of work to figure out the space needed to sign Paul without sacrificing too much depth. R.C Buford and Pop are going to have their hands full this summer during free agency. Only time will tell to see if the match made in heaven of Paul and the Spurs comes true.