07 June, 2023
Wednesday afternoon, the Suns decided to waive Paul, according to Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report. Paul’s three-year relationship with the Suns will come to an end as a result of the transfer, making him a free agent this offseason.
With the Suns last season, Paul, 38, averaged a career-low 13.9 points, 8.9 assists, and 4.3 rebounds. For the third consecutive year, he returned them to the Western Conference semifinals, where they were defeated by the Denver Nuggets. Since then, the Suns have chosen to oust Monty Williams as their head coach and bring in Frank Vogel, a former Los Angeles Lakers coach.
Paul’s four-year, $120 million contract with the team had two years remaining on it.
Even though he’s approaching the end of his playing career, the 12-time All-Star and former Rookie of the Year will undoubtedly be a prominent free agent this summer. Paul has never captured an NBA championship, but he will undoubtedly one day be in the Hall of Fame. In his first season there, he led the Suns to the NBA Finals, where they were defeated by the Milwaukee Bucks.
Paul intends to continue playing “several more years” in the league before calling it quits, claims Haynes.
Though there are undoubtedly many teams interested, it is uncertain who will make a bid to acquire the seasoned point guard in the upcoming months.