[112] At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, he played a key role off the bench, scoring 13 points in a gold medal game victory against Spain. For the third straight year, he finished the season with averages of over 19 points, 10 assists, and 2 steals per game. Chris Paul tries to get by Stephen Curry.

[88] He was subsequently named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from Monday, December 11 through Sunday, December 17. [105], He debuted for the Thunder in a 100–95 loss to the Utah Jazz on October 23, 2019, putting up 22 points and 8 rebounds in 30 minutes of play. During the game, Paul passed Andre Miller (8,624) for ninth place on the career assists list. If our mock selection order proves accurate, four of the top 11 picks will be either lead or combo guards. [10] He was then named a McDonald's All-American, first-team Parade All-American, and North Carolina's Mr. Basketball by The Charlotte Observer.

He debuted for the Thunder in a 100–95 loss to the Utah Jazz on October 23, 2019, putting up 22 points and 8 rebounds in 30 minutes of play.

[74] In Game 7 of the first round of the playoffs, he hit a go-ahead shot with a second left to lift the Clippers over the Spurs despite a hamstring injury. Chris Paul - Career stats, game logs, biographical info, awards, and achievements for the NBA and NCAA. now works as Chris's personal manager. [65][66][67], Prior to the start of the 2013–14 season, Paul re-signed with the Clippers for five years on a contract worth approximately $107 million. [59] Behind his play and the emergence of Griffin as an All-NBA performer, Los Angeles qualified for the playoffs, losing to the San Antonio Spurs in the Conference Semifinals. [18], Paul was selected fourth overall in the 2005 NBA draft by the New Orleans Hornets.

[119] On defense, he aggravates opponents with active hands and high effort,[57] and has been ranked as one of the best perimeter defenders in the NBA. In Game 2, he set a franchise playoff record with 17 assists. Latest on Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Chris Paul including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN. Joseph's. On January 30, 2020, Paul was selected to his tenth All-Star nod, and first since 2016, being named a Western Conference reserve. Draft Age.

Prior to the start of the 2013–14 season, Paul re-signed with the Clippers for five years on a contract worth approximately $107 million.

Paul was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to Charles Edward Paul and Robin Jones. [120], Paul is represented by NBA agent Leon Rose of Creative Artists Agency, who also represents Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade, among others. RotoGrinders.com is the home of the daily fantasy sports community. [17] On April 15, 2005, he announced he would be hiring an agent and turning professional. [140] Paul is close friends with football player Reggie Bush; the two lived in the One River Place complex in the New Orleans Central Business District while Bush was playing for the Saints.
In the previous 10 years, that stat line had been achieved just 10 times—six of those 10 recorded by Paul. [124], He was the cover athlete for the video game NBA 2K8.

He averaged 15.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 8.2 assists last season while shooting 41.9 percent from the field and 35.8 percent from three-point range during the 2018–19 season. [76][77] The defeat marked ten consecutive seasons and seven consecutive playoff appearances without a Conference Finals appearance for Paul. [126] He was a key figure in the banning of Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the NBA following racist remarks Sterling made in 2014. [7], Paul attended West Forsyth High School in Clemmons, North Carolina. Despite a shoulder injury that sidelined him for over a month, Los Angeles set another new franchise record for wins with 57.

Paul became the first player in NBA history to post 28 points, eight assists, and seven steals in a game against the Spurs. Upon the deal's completion, Paul announced that he would opt into the final year of his contract and remain in Los Angeles for at least two more seasons. [4] A former athlete himself, Charles Sr. taught his sons basketball and football and coached them in various youth leagues throughout their childhoods. In Game 4, Paul broke his hand and was ruled out indefinitely.

Chris Paul was traded from the Clippers to the Houston Rockets during the 2017 off-season.
[3] He has earned All-NBA honors eight times (2008–09, 2011–16), All-Defensive honors eight times (2008–09, 2011–16), and led the NBA in steals six times (2008–09, 2011–14) and in assists four times (2008–09, 2014–2015). He was selected fourth overall in the 2005 NBA draft by the New Orleans Hornets, where he developed into one of the league's premier players, finishing second in NBA Most Valuable Player Award voting in 2008. [23] For his sophomore season, he increased his scoring and passing averages to 17.3 points and 8.9 assists per game, but played in only 64 games due to injury. On February 23, he recorded 23 points and a season-high 17 assists in a 118–112 win over the Golden State Warriors. Los Angeles later denied any player involvement in the coaching decision. On July 11, 2019, Paul was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder alongside two first-round picks and some swap picks for Russell Westbrook. He attended Wake Forest University for two years of college basketball, where he helped the Demon Deacons achieve their first-ever number one ranking. [41], In 2010–11, Paul had another injury scare on March 6, 2011, suffering a concussion after colliding with Cavaliers guard Ramon Sessions and being carried off the court in a stretcher.

Additionally, Paul was fined a total of $491,782 for his role in the fracas. [99] On December 11, he recorded a triple-double with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a 111–104 win over the Trail Blazers. Christopher Emmanuel Paul (born May 6, 1985)[3] is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

He returned to the lineup on November 16 and had 11 points and 10 assists in a 142–116 win over the Phoenix Suns. So who is the best prospect among the three? He has also been selected to ten NBA All-Star teams, eight All-NBA teams, and nine NBA All-Defensive teams. Later that summer, he was dealt to the other Los Angeles NBA team, the Los Angeles Clippers, instead. On December 17, 2008, he set the NBA record for consecutive games with a steal at 106.