Since last March, the New York Knicks have had their eyes on Chris Paul, the 34-year veteran of the Oklahoma City Thunder, as one of their main future reinforcements to begin to establish a winning culture in the franchise. According to journalist Ian Begley, from SNYSeveral members of the team’s leadership believe that CP3 could achieve the same effect it has achieved at OKC, where it has led a young group to fight for playoff spots in the Western conference.
“I think there are still people in the Knicks who think that bringing Chris Paul to this roster would allow them to accelerate the effort of the franchise for generating a winning culture, to give young players winning habits”Explained the journalist, who recalled that Leon Rose, new GM of the New York franchise, was the player’s former agent and still maintains a good relationship with him.
The Knicks’ main concerns are the age and contract of the player, who has 41 and 44 million insured for the next two seasons. In February, Paul averaged 21.7 points per game with 57% shooting accuracy on the field, numbers that helped the Thunder rank fifth in the Wild West.