After being traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Chris Paul still continues to be a part of various trade rumors in the 2019 NBA offseason. While he may be able to fill the hole left by Russell Westbrook in the Thunder’s backcourt, the veteran point guard is clearly an odd fit for their roster — especially since the team is heading into an inevitable rebuild. As Paul is now officially available on the trading block, there’s one NBA team emerging as his favorite landing spot – the Miami Heat.
Unfortunately, as of now, Paul remains a member of the Thunder. The Heat were reportedly demanding a future draft pick as compensation for absorbing CP3’s massive contract, but the Thunder have turned down that trade. According to Andy Bailey of Bleacher Report, playing the waiting game is a smart move for the Thunder. Paul may not be receiving significant interest on the trade market right now, but that is expected to change when the February NBA trade deadline draws closer.
If things don’t go as the Heat expect early in the 2019-20 NBA season, Bailey believes that the Thunder will be in a much stronger position. He thinks they may not only be able to unload Chris Paul’s lucrative deal to Miami without giving up a future draft pick, they may also acquire one of their young and promising players – Justise Winslow, the No. 10 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.