The Golden State Warriors have signed Chris Paul.
Last October, the Warriors, and Jordan Poole finalized a four-year, $128 million contract deal.
According to Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports, a trade was completed between the Wizards and the Golden State Warriors on Thursday afternoon. Washington had recently acquired Paul from the Clippers in a transaction that sent Bradley Beal to the Suns.
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.
— Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) June 22, 2023
Warriors’ Plans for Poole Change as Trade Takes Place
According to Fischer and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Jordan Poole, a second-round selection in 2027, and a first-round protected pick in 2030 are what the Wizards will get in return.
In his fourth year in the NBA after being selected by the Warriors with the No. 28 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, Poole averaged a career-high 20.4 points and 4.5 assists last season. Just last autumn, he and the Warriors agreed to a four-year, $128 million contract deal, and just last week, the Warriors’ new general manager Mike Dunleavy revealed that they intended “on having him for four more years at least.” That way of thinking didn’t last.
On Sunday, the Rockets traded Paul to the Wizards for Landry Shamet and many future second-round selections. That’s what prompted Beal’s departure to Phoenix, where he’ll join forces with title favorites like Devin Booker, Kevin Durant, and Deandre Ayton. On Thursday, the final details of the deal were announced, including a flurry of selections and swaps.
Washington and Phoenix have finalized the Bradley Beal trade, landing the Wizards six second-round draft picks and four first-round pick swaps, sources tell ESPN. Suns are sending seconds in 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2030. Pick swaps in 2024, 2026, 2028 and 2030.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 22, 2023
New Chapter for Chris Paul: Warriors Provide Opportunity for Title Run
The Wizards included Paul in that trade, but they had yet to make plans to retain him on the team. The four-year, $120 million contract Paul signed with the Suns two years ago still has two years to go. It was also believed that the Los Angeles Clippers were interested in bringing Paul back, but negotiations fell through.
Now in San Francisco, Paul will play with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, a trio that has made it to the NBA Finals six times in the last nine years. Paul has never personally won a title; last season, he averaged a career-low 13.9 points and 8.9 assists. This team has a chance to give the future Hall of Famer one final championship before he retires.
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