6. Chris Paul
There were rumors about CP3 joining the Spurs when many thought the future Hall of Famer would become a free agent. Instead, the Suns traded him to Washington to get Bradley Beal. His stay in the nation’s capital lasted just days before the Warriors traded Jordan Poole and draft capital for him. The Dubs wanted off Poole’s contract and could look to trade Paul before the deadline.
Golden State has lost six of their last seven to fall to 7-8 on the season. They have won just two of their first eight at Chase Center, and Paul is struggling to find his fit in the offense. The 12-time All-Star averaged 9.4 points, 7.4 assists, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.6 steals in 28.5 minutes per game over the first 14 contests, but is shooting just 38.9 percent from the field and 30.2 percent on his 3-point tries.
The Warriors are all-in on winning and could look to trade Chris Paul for an upgrade before the deadline. That may open the door for the Spurs to jump in as the third team and get one of the all-time great point guards. San Antonio would likely get draft capital in return too, especially if they part with Keldon Johnson.
Paul is 38 years old and past his prime, but he could certainly teach Victor Wembanyama, Jeremy Sochan, and the young Spurs a thing or two about thriving in the NBA.