CHRIS

PAUL#3

POINT GUARD
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
GP
61
MIN
31.5
PTS
18.1
RPG
5
APG
9.2
FG%
.476
HEIGHT
6'0"
WEIGHT
175 lbs
AGE
32
COLLEGE
WAKE FOREST
DRAFTED
2005: R1 4th
YEARS PRO
12
26d | RotoWire

News

Paul, after informing the Clippers he would sign with the Rockets in free agency, opted-in on his contract and was subsequently dealt to Houston in exchange for Patrick Beverley, Sam Dekker, Lou Williams and a 2018 (top three protected) first round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.

Impact

After another disappointing season in Los Angeles teamed up with Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, Paul seemingly decided that the grass was greener on the other side. Originally, Paul had decided to opt out of his contract, but then informed the Clippers of his intentions to sign with the Rockets, eventually leading him to opt in, so the Clippers could deal him and get assets in return. From a fantasy perspective, this trade could have significant implications for both Paul and Harden, who are both ball-dominant guards in every sense of the word. That said, Paul shot a career-best 41.1 percent from beyond the arc last season, making it a possibility that he could occasionally do some catch-and-shoot action while Harden shuffles the defense. On the other side of the equation, Harden played mostly shooting guard and small forward for the majority of his career until coach Mike D'Antoni decided to officially convert him to a point guard this past season, so playing off-ball isn't foreign to him. It seems likely, however, that one or both of them will suffer in the assist department but could compensate with increased scoring efficiency. Whatever the case may be, Houston now boasts one of the most, if not the most, skilled backcourts in the NBA.


Date Opp Result MIN PTs REB AST STL BLK PF TO
04/30 at LAC W 104-91 40 13 4 9 0 0 2 3
04/28 at UTA W 98-93 38 29 3 8 2 0 4 4
04/25 at LAC W 96-92 38 28 4 9 1 0 4 2
04/23 at UTA L 98-105 38 27 9 12 1 0 4 2
04/21 at UTA W 111-106 36 34 6 10 2 0 3 2
Average: 38 26.2 5.2 9.6 1.2 0 3.4 2.6
Season Team GP MIN FG% FT% 3PT% PTs REB AST STL BLK TO
2005-06 NO 78 36.0 .430 .847 .282 16.1 5.1 7.8 2.2 0.1 2.3
2005-06 CHA 78 36.0 .430 .847 .282 16.1 5.1 7.8 2.2 0.1 2.3
2006-07 NO 64 36.8 .437 .818 .350 17.3 4.4 8.9 1.8 0.0 2.5
2006-07 CHA 64 36.8 .437 .818 .350 17.3 4.4 8.9 1.8 0.0 2.5
2007-08 NO 80 37.6 .488 .851 .369 21.1 4.0 11.6 2.7 0.1 2.5
2007-08 CHA 80 37.6 .488 .851 .369 21.1 4.0 11.6 2.7 0.1 2.5
2008-09 NO 78 38.5 .503 .868 .364 22.8 5.5 11.0 2.8 0.1 3.0
2008-09 CHA 78 38.5 .503 .868 .364 22.8 5.5 11.0 2.8 0.1 3.0
2009-10 NO 45 38.0 .493 .847 .409 18.7 4.2 10.7 2.1 0.2 2.5
2009-10 CHA 45 38.0 .493 .847 .409 18.7 4.2 10.7 2.1 0.2 2.5
2010-11 NO 80 36.0 .463 .878 .388 15.9 4.1 9.8 2.4 0.1 2.2
2010-11 CHA 80 36.0 .463 .878 .388 15.9 4.1 9.8 2.4 0.1 2.2
2011-12 LAC 60 36.4 .478 .861 .371 19.8 3.6 9.1 2.5 0.1 2.1
2012-13 LAC 70 33.4 .481 .885 .328 16.9 3.7 9.7 2.4 0.1 2.3
2013-14 LAC 62 35.0 .467 .855 .368 19.1 4.3 10.7 2.5 0.1 2.3
2014-15 LAC 82 34.8 .485 .900 .398 19.1 4.6 10.2 1.9 0.2 2.3
2015-16 LAC 74 32.7 .462 .896 .371 19.5 4.2 10.0 2.1 0.2 2.6
2016-17 LAC 61 31.5 .476 .892 .411 18.1 5.0 9.2 2.0 0.1 2.4
Average: 35.6 .473 .866 .370 18.7 4.4 9.9 2.3 0.1 2.4
Season Team GP MIN PTs REB AST STL BLK PF TO
2007-08 NO 12 40.5 24.1 4.9 11.3 2.3 0.2 43 1.8
2007-08 CHA 12 40.5 24.1 4.9 11.3 2.3 0.2 43 1.8
2008-09 NO 5 40.2 16.6 4.4 10.4 1.6 0.0 8 4.8
2008-09 CHA 5 40.2 16.6 4.4 10.4 1.6 0.0 8 4.8
2010-11 NO 6 41.7 22.0 6.7 11.5 1.8 0.0 11 3.7
2010-11 CHA 6 41.7 22.0 6.7 11.5 1.8 0.0 11 3.7
2011-12 LAC 11 38.5 17.6 5.1 7.9 2.7 0.1 30 3.9
2012-13 LAC 6 37.3 22.8 4.0 6.3 1.8 0.0 17 1.5
2013-14 LAC 13 36.3 19.8 4.2 10.3 2.8 0.0 50 3.0
2014-15 LAC 12 37.1 22.1 4.4 8.8 1.8 0.3 37 2.2
2015-16 LAC 4 31.3 23.8 4.0 7.3 2.3 0.0 12 1.0
2016-17 LAC 7 37.1 25.3 5.0 9.9 1.7 0.1 24 2.7
Average: 8 38.5 21.4 4.9 9.7 2 0.2 25 2.9