Chris Paul to the Spurs makes sense for both sides
Chris Paul has a decision to make after another disappointing season with the dysfunctional Clippers. It’s apparent the Clippers, as currently constructed, are in no position to contend with the Warriors, or even the Rockets at the top of the Western Conference.
Paul will likely opt out of his current contract and will have to decide between re-signing with Los Angeles on a five-year, $210 million deal or sign elsewhere for a max of four years, $153.5 million. Even though Paul would be leaving a year and extra money on the table if he left, Colin believes he needs to play for a team that has a chance to win in the playoffs, like the Spurs.
San Antonio badly needs to turnover its aging roster, and Paul would be the perfect answer to immediately make them relevant again. Even though Paul would lose money, the net loss wouldn’t be as severe a hit as it would first appear.
He would be leaving the burdensome California taxes for no-state-tax Texas, and his shoe company could likely make up some of the lost money to almost guarantee him TV face time deep into the playoffs. The Spurs would need to clear cap space, but there are ways to make it happen if Paul wants to leave. He should. The Clippers are a mess.
“Chris Paul to the Spurs makes a ton of sense.”
A Boston win in Game 5 would be bad news for Laker fans
Boston has looked like a different team since getting blown out by the Cavs in games 1 and 2. Cleveland head coach Tyronn Lue has commented that the Thomas-less Celts have become impossible to guard. They are also allowing around 13 points per game fewer without Thomas.
It’s become abundantly clear to Colin that without the ball dominant Thomas, Brad Stevens can precisely execute his offense based on ball movement, cutting and spacing, rather than relying on Thomas scoring in isolation.
He said yesterday, that Lonzo Ball would be the perfect point guard to elevate the roster in the recently discovered offensive framework, and believes that if the Celtics win tonight, it could be the beginning of an avalanche of bad news for the Lakers.
No Lonzo for the Lakers means no Paul George, and another year spent spinning their wheels in rebuild mode in the Western Conference basement. A Game 5 win could make Danny Ainge see the light.
If the Boston Celtics beat Cleveland tonight, there is going to be, potentially, a major, major ripple effect for the league.”
Jim Jackson – FS1 NBA analyst and 14-year NBA veteran is in-studio to discuss the possibility of Boston drafting Lonzo Ball; if Chris Paul would be better off leaving for San Antonio; and why Brad Stevens is more effective without Isaiah Thomas.
Lee Jenkins – Sports Illustrated NBA Writer is in-studio to give his take on Lonzo Ball to the Celtics; Chris Paul to the Spurs; why he thinks Paul to the Lakers; and how he developed his unique relationship with LeBron.
David Carr – Former #1 overall NFL Draft pick and NFL Network Analyst is in-studio to discuss his brother Derek; if he’ll be 100% by the start of the season; and if he’ll be able to block out all the off field distractions surrounding the Raider franchise.