44. Chris Paul

44. Chris Paul

Chris Paul only played one season (2019-20) with Oklahoma City, and while it was near the end of his career, make no mistake, he was still a star, and a player who led them to the playoffs. 

Paul was an All-Star and All-NBA player (Second Team) for the first time in four years, and in his lone OKC season, he was rejuvenated and developed his already strong leadership skills.  The Point Guard averaged 17.7 Points per Game, and brought back his .550 eFG% over .550.  In terms of his advanced numbers, his PER went back over 20 (21.7) after dipping below that mark the year before with Houston.   

Paul, who had been traded to Oklahoma City in a transaction that sent Russell Westbrook the other way, was shipped to Phoenix the year after, making CP3 a one-and-done with the Thunder.

Again, if this seems strange, remember that in basketball, a single player makes more impact than in any other team sport.  

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Point Guard
  • Acquired: Traded from the Houston Rockets with a 2021 1st Round Pick, 2024 1st Round Pick, a 2025 1st Round Pick and a 2026 1st Round Pick for Russell Westbrook 7/16/19.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Phoenix Suns with Abdel Nader for Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque, Kelly Oubre Jr., Ricky Rubio and a 2020 1stRound Pick 11/16/20.

  • Games Played: 70
  • Per Game Averages: 31.5 MP, .552 eFG%, .907 FT%, 17.6 PTS, 5.0 RB, 6.7 AST, 1.6 STL, 0.2 BLK.
  • Advanced Stats: 21.7 PER, .610 TS%, 8.9 VORP, 3.5 WS.
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Second Team All-Star (2020)
    All-Star (2020)

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