Oklahoma City’s Chris Paul opened up about his trade from a perennial playoff contender, the Houston Rockets.
“I was shocked. Truth be told, I just talked to Daryl [Morey] a couple days before the trade and he said he wasn’t going to trade me [to Oklahoma City].”, said Paul.
Although it seemed like the move could slow down the 34-year old guard, the Wake Forest product told the Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears, “I love to hoop too much”.
Not long after the 14-year veteran was traded, Oklahoma City head coach Billy Donovan said Paul flew to Oklahoma City and had dinner with Thunder’s young core setting an example.
Paul’s time with the Thunder may be short because he’s still an attractive trade candidate but he’s the most of his new situation.
Paul averages 16 points and 6 assists this season, however, the Thunder are 10th in the Western Conference.