Chris Paul can finally play for Lakers after so many years and a botched trade deal around a decade ago. Lakers would have to give plenty of assets in exchange for CP3 but the risk would be worth the results. Paul has been playing amazing this season and he has secured the NBA playoffs spot for Oklahoma City Thunder.
Chris Paul could've had a few rings with the Lakers but the NBA denied him.
— Irv (@dribblecity) August 6, 2020
Chris Paul showed his skills in the Lakers vs Thunder game where he dominated the game and took his team to a 105-86 victory. Here are more details on the NBA rumors of Chris Paul trade deal with Lakers and how he can support LeBron James in the roster.
Lakers trade deal with Chris Paul will Involve a lot of Assets
Chris Paul has a very expensive contract at the moment and Lakers would have to some heavy bidding to make the deal possible. NBA experts are predicting that Los Angeles Lakers would have to give Danny Green, JaVale McGee, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Rajon Rondo and Quinn Cook in exchange to get Paul from the OKC.
It would be a very high risk to almost give half your squad in exchange for a single player, but the deal can be changed with some future drafts on the line. Chris Paul in the Lakers would totally change the team dynamic and problem of a secondary scorer, which the purple and gold need to address before the playoffs.
LeBron James and Chris Paul in Lakers
LeBron James and Chris Paul in the Lakers will be a perfect combination that solves all their issues. The Lakers have a weakness of secondary playmaking and it would be solved with Paul and James taking alternate turns on the court.
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Chris Paul has an average of 17.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 6.8 assists this season and has also led the Thunder to the playoffs. The Lakers can adjust their minutes in such a way that there will always be LBJ or CP3 on the floor at a time.