REPORTS: Suns, Chris Paul Exploring Future

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New owner, a blockbuster trade, an early exit from the postseason and a new head coach. 

It’s been a crazy couple weeks for the Phoenix Suns. 

It seems as though the craziness is just beginning. 

Chris Haynes reports the Suns will waive All-Star point guard Chris Paul, making him a free agent. 

The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported the Suns are looking into waiving Paul, stretching and waiving Paul and trading Paul.

Paul is owed $30.8 million this year and $30 million the following year.

The point guard averaged 32.1 minutes, 15.1 points and 9.5 assists in three seasons with the Suns. 

He helped get the Suns back to the playoffs and was a steady leadership presence on both sides of the floor for Monty Williams. 

Perhaps Paul’s biggest drawback in his Suns tenure was his durability. Paul had multiple ailments, specifically in the playoffs for the Suns, including a groin injury this postseason and right shoulder injury in the 2021 NBA Finals. 

The Suns could also sign him to a smaller contract if he is able to clear waivers, according to Gerald Bourguet. 

The Suns now have pletny of options for their point guard, and in turn their entire roster construction as the dominoes start to fall. 

The craziness of the offseason continues.