DeMarcus Cousins, 32, said he doesn’t understand the trade of Chris Paul, 38, by his former team, the Golden State Warriors.
메이저사이트During an appearance on SiriusXM’s NBA Radio podcast this morning (Feb. 2), Curry was critical of the Paul trade.
Speaking candidly about his opinion, Curry said, “I don’t understand the Chris Paul trade. I don’t think it does anything to improve Golden State, to be honest with you.”
When former NBA player Eddie Johnson asked “why you don’t get it,” Curzon cited Paul’s age.
Making it clear that he wasn’t trying to diminish Paul’s accomplishments, Curzon said, “They got rid of a young guy (Jordan Poole) for an old veteran. I don’t think Paul can take Golden State to the next level,” but he admitted he could be wrong, saying, “Who knows if he can find the fountain of youth this summer and win MVP or Sixth Man of the Year.”
Curry also reiterated that “I don’t think he’s in the final stages of his career and I don’t think he can really elevate Golden State if you look at how he’s coming into the team.”
Once a dominant big man in the league, Curry’s career was cut short by a series of devastating injuries, including a torn Achilles tendon and a torn ACL.
Curzens famously had a rocky relationship with Paul. After Paul flopped in front of him, Curzon criticized him in an interview, calling him a “cheater”. He later threw a ball at Paul when he turned around and blocked Isaiah Thomas from going anywhere near him to say hello to Jamal Crawford.
Prior to joining Golden State, Paul spent three seasons with the Phoenix Suns.
In 59 games during the 2022-23 season, Paul averaged 13.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 8.9 assists while shooting 44% from the field (11.3 attempts) and 37.5% from three (4.4 attempts).
Before going down with an injury in the second round of the playoffs against the Denver Nuggets, Paul was averaging 37.5 minutes. However, after pushing himself to play too many minutes, he suffered a groin injury that ended his season.