DeAndre Jordan shares No. 1 quality that would make Chris Paul perfect with Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs still need a point guard as free agency approaches, and DeAndre Jordan's description of Chris Paul makes him a perfect fit.
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NBA Insider Marc Stein reports the Spurs are "believed to have" interest in Golden State Warriors point guard Chris Paul. This isn't the first time CP3 and San Antonio have been linked in rumors. The team's obvious need for a point guard and Paul's uncertain future make the two perfect for each other in the short term if the front office doesn't see a way to obtain their point guard of the future this offseason.

The sensitive history between the Silver and Black and the Point God must be acknowledged. Paul led several teams, i.e. New Orleans and the Clippers, to the playoffs, only to meet the Spurs for epic battle after epic battle.

Unfortunately, one of the last memorable matchups saw Chris Paul bury a contested shot over Tim Duncan and Danny Green in game 7 in the first round to kill San Antonio's chance at repeating in 2015. Despite that, DeAndre Jordan's explanation of CP3's style should convince fans of the value Paul's presence could bring.

Chris Paul's presence can speed up young players' growth

Paul will enter his 20th year in the NBA when the season tips off in October. He will be a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer, and that doesn't require an argument. He has a wealth of knowledge to teach the players on this roster. If the Spurs could bring Paul to the 2-1-0, they would give these guys the ultimate floor general. The point guard is supposed to be an extension of the coach; there is no better player for that job than Chris Paul. He'll hold everyone accountable at all times.

Paul's play with Victor Wembanyama out of the pick and roll would be masterful. He would help the young star understand how to manipulate his positioning and leverage to get the ball in advantageous spots on the floor. He has been a master at getting a good shot off whenever he wants and that's a skill he could teach Devin Vassell. Jeremy Sochan would benefit from the way he organizes his teammates to be in the right place at the right time.

There is not much downside if Paul were to join the team. He doesn't defend like he used to, and he can't break down defenses off the dribble anymore, but that would not be what he's asked to do. As long as he can still knock down open catch-and-shoot opportunities, the offense will be improved by his presence. The defense would take more work, but when you have Victor Wembanyama, Jeremy Sochan, Devin Vassell and now Stephon Castle next to you, you'll be fine with a little effort.