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Warriors attempting to trade veteran point guard Chris Paul

As free agency inches closer, the Golden State Warriors have chosen to move the date for the $30 million guaranteed in Chris Paul’s contract for next season to Sunday.

That decision was originally set for Friday, but the move gives the Warriors additional time to work out the situation. The front office is exploring scenarios that could include trades.


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There is also the chance that Golden State chooses to waive him. Doing so could free up significant cap space that could be used to help improve the roster. All that lines up with the speculation that the team is interested in presenting All-Star forward Paul George with a max contract in free agency.

There is also chatter that the Warriors are looking to move former All-Star forward Andrew Wiggins. Meanwhile, four-time NBA champion Klay Thompson appears headed toward free agency.

It all spells significant changes ahead that could alter the course of the franchise.


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In his first season with the Warriors, Paul averaged 9.2 points, 6.8 assists, and 3.9 rebounds while shooting 44.1 percent from the floor and 37.1 percent from beyond the arc in 58 games with 18 starts. He missed a significant chunk of the season due to a fractured hand.

The 39-year-old isn’t the player he once was, but his playmaking as a passer has proven to still be a solid asset.

If he hits the open market, there could be several teams interested in him to provide stability in the backcourt. Teams such as the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers could make strong pushes to add him.

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