Chris Paul would put the Minnesota Timberwolves over the top in their quest to be a playoff team.
Chris Paul, CP3, The Point God! Whatever you want to call him!
The future Hall Of Famer is a nine-time All-Star, eight-time All-NBA Team selection, eight-time All-Defensive team selection and 2005-06 Rookie Of The Year.
Paul has accomplished just about everything in his career. Except he has yet to win the biggest prize of all, THE RING!
Yes, he, like many others, belongs to the no ring team.
Chris Paul is one of those names who you are shocked to hear has never won an NBA title. Similar to names like Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, John Stockton, and, two names that always hurt me, Allen Iverson and Tracy McGrady.
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Last season, Paul averaged 18.1 points per game, 5.0 rebounds per game while posting an amazing 9.1 assist per game.
This was all with him only playing a total of 60 games due to him injuring his thumb. When he returned he was still able to help lead the Clippers to the fourth seed.
The Clippers were eliminated by the Utah Jazz in the first round but that is a story for another post.
Chris Paul In a Minnesota Timberwolves jersey
Let’s get on the topic that you all came to hear about! If Chris Paul were to join The Minnesota Timberwolves for the upcoming season.
If Chris Paul were to join The Minnesota Timberwolves for the upcoming season could he lead these young pups?
Well, let’s break it down.
Minnesota ended the season 31-51, finishing 13th in points with 105.6, eight in field goal percentage with 46.7, 20th overall in 3-point percentage with 34.9.
They also ended ninth in assists with 23.7 but 25th in rebounds with 42.4. So with looking at all that and bringing in Chris Paul would bring Minnesota something the haven’t had since Kevin Garnett.
A veteran presence with the desire to win and doesn’t take silly excuses from anyone.
Paul has always had the ability to get everyone involved and elevate their ability to the next level.
Imagine a starting lineup of Chris Paul, Zach LaVine, Andrew Wiggins, Gorgui Dieng, and Karl-Anthony Towns.
Picture Minnesota on a fast break with Paul leading the charge. This would be a nightmare for other teams to game plan against.
Minnesota will already be knocking on the playoffs door next year and knocking on the championship wall in a few years down the line.
Add in Chris Paul to speed the process up and we are talking a super team in two years.