Phoenix, breaking up with Chris Paul… Interested in a point guard who is 9 years younger

Phoenix is ​​interested in VanVleet.

Reporter Shams Charania of ‘The Athletic’ reported on the 18th (Korean time) that the Phoenix Suns are interested in signing Fred VanVleet.

Close to a basketball guru, Chris Paul is one of the best point guards of his time. In the 2020-2021 season, he tasted the finals for the first time in his career at Phoenix.

However, it is difficult for Paul, who was born in 1985, to maintain his league-top skills forever. Paul still has a lot of influence on the game based on his experience, but the passage of his years cannot be ignored.

Entering his 18th season, Paul is posting the worst performance of his career this season. His average points (13.1 points) and assists (8.3) both fell compared to last season, and it is painful to see his field goal success rate drop to 42.5%. In addition, the frequency of missing games due to injuries increased this season.  바카라

In the era of Devin Booker, Phoenix, which must aim for a championship, is in a situation where it is possible to think about alternatives other than Paul. Paul’s contract with Phoenix runs through the 2024-2025 season. 

VanVleet is one of the point guards currently linked with Phoenix. VanVleet, who is eligible to exercise the player option after the end of this season, is likely to want a higher level of money than his current salary, so he is practically close to a free agent. Negotiations for an extension contract with Toronto also failed.

Reporter Karania said, “Phoenix and Orlando will be aiming for Fred VanVleet in the summer free agent market.” If Phoenix wins the VanVleet recruitment match, Paul, who can be seen as a redundant resource, is very likely to move the team. 

VanVleet, who is averaging 18.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 6.3 assists this season, is nine years younger than Paul. He is Van Vleet, who is both an offensive and defensive general guard, but he has a lot of ups and downs in the field, and it can be seen that he lacks more than Paul in terms of game management. What will Phoenix do?

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