Reports: Suns plan to part ways with Chris Paul

Published June 9, 2023, 6:00 AMNBA.com Staff

The 12-time All-Star could become an unrestricted free agent if waived this offseason.

The Phoenix Suns plan to waive veteran guard Chris Paul, according to a report from Bleacher Report/TNT’s Chris Haynes.

Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that a trade could also be on the table, along with potentially waving and re-signing the 12-time All-Star this offseason.

Paul, a 12-time All-Star and member of the NBA 75th Anniversary Team, averaged a career-low 13.9 points last season to go along with 8.9 assists and 1.5 steals over 59 games. The 37-year-old guard has two seasons remaining on the four-year deal he signed with Phoenix in 2021.

The Suns finished the 2022-23 season with a record of 45-37. They were eliminated by the Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals.

If Paul is waived and clears waivers, then he would become an unrestricted free agent.