After trying to trade with Russell Westbrook, the superstar of Oklahoma City Thunder, the Miami Heat try to involve them in trade talks to acquire another perennial Star Star.
The Thunder acquired Chris Paul, nine times selected to the NBA All-Star Game and eight times the All-NBA All-Star, in exchange for Westbrook, and is reportedly looking to turn it around, ideally to obtain assets they can use to rebuild.
The Heat have expressed interest in Paul, but his trade talks have no real momentum from now on.
OKC, up to this point, has not offered anything attractive enough to seriously interest the Heat in Chris Paul's conversations. The Heat will not close the door if that changes, but it's OKC who tries to move Paul, not the Heat who chases the player
– Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) July 13, 2019
Paul, 34, seems to be on the negative side of his career. In the 2018-19 season, he averaged 15.6 points per game and shot just 41.9 percent from the field, both in his career.
However, he still seems to have a lot of value on the court, since he posted averages of 8.2 assists and 2.0 steals last season. It could also provide a lot of leadership and veteran experience for a Heat team that is mainly made up of young prospects.
One thing that seems to complicate Thunder's efforts to change it is his contract, which has three years remaining. You will owe $ 38.5 million in 2019-20, and that amount will increase enormously to $ 44.2 million in the 2021-22 season.