Thu. Jul 25th, 2024

Chris Paul is reportedly a free agent after being released by the Warriors. (Sam Hodde/Getty Images)

The Golden State Warriors are waiving point guard Chris Paul ahead of the start of free agency, according to multiple reports.

The 12-time All-Star will enter free agency as an unrestricted free agent. Golden State made the move ahead of a Sunday deadline that would have guaranteed Paul’s contract for $30 million next season. The Warriors reportedly sought trade suitors for Paul ahead of Sunday’s deadline and released him after failing to secure a partner.

Paul played a single season in San Francisco, splitting time as a backcourt mate and backup to Stephen Curry. At 39 years old, his scoring abilities are significantly diminished from his All-Star prime. But Paul remains a capable playmaker and floor general who can score in spurts.

In 58 games, including 18 starts last season, Paul averaged 9.2 points, 6.8 assists, 3.9 rebounds, 1.3 turnovers and 1.2 steals per game while shooting 44.1% from the floor and 37.1% from 3-point distance. He could appeal to a contending team seeking point guard depth and leadership.

The Warriors released Paul as they look to retool their roster around Curry in hopes of competing in the West next season.

The future of five-time All-Star and four-time NBA champion guard Klay Thompson in Golden State is in doubt at the start of free agency. Talks with the 13-year Warriors veteran have reportedly broken down as he hits the market as an unrestricted free agent. The Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers, Dallas Mavericks and Philadelphia 76ers are among the reported teams Thompson plans to meet with in free agency.

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