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Draymond Green: It was a ‘genius move’ by Spurs to sign Chris Paul

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19-year NBA veteran Chris Paul signed a one-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs on the first day of free agency. (D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports)

Draymond Green: It was a ‘genius move’ by Spurs to sign Chris Paul

On the first day of free agency, veteran point guard Chris Paul found his third new home in three seasons, signing a one-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs.

Former Golden State Warriors teammate Draymond Green shared his two cents on the move on his podcast, The Draymond Green Show, on Tuesday, lauding the move for both sides.

“That is a genius move by the Spurs, man,” Green said.For [Chris Paul], you get the opportunity to go lead the next young face, star in the NBA (Victor Wembanyama). That’s a great opportunity. He’s getting a chance to in a sense kind of go help mold him. What an honor because you only get that if you’ve been as great as CP has, and as respected as CP is. That’s the only way you get that opportunity.

“CP is one of the greatest vets I’ve ever been around, and I just spent a year with him as a vet myself. That’s going to be great for Wemby and the young fella [Stephon Castle] because CP’s gonna teach the young fella Castle all the things that he needs to know about the point guard position and tell him what he’s not very good at and what he needs to learn.”

Think about what Paul did for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander‘s career, mentoring and showing him how to be a leader and floor general. Now he will be tasked to do the same with No. 4 overall pick Stephon Castle, who envisions himself as a point guard despite not getting many primary reps alongside Tristen Newton and Cam Spencer at UConn.

“To have a guy like that and play alongside him and have him mentor be a bit, it’s going to be fun,” Castle said regarding Paul, according to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News.

The Spurs’ guard play last year was disastrous, not doing any favors for Victor Wembanyama, who still found a way to average 21.4 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.2 steals and an NBA-most 3.6 blocks while winning the 2023-24 Rookie of the Year award.

It was originally reported that Paul’s deal would be worth $11 million. Though it was revealed Tuesday that he will have a $10.5 million cap hit with an extra $1.6 million in incentives that he could earn, according to HoopsHype’s Yossi Gozlan.

The 19-year veteran has played for six different organizations over his career. Last year with Golden State, he averaged 9.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 6.8 assists, shooting 44.1 percent from the floor, 37.1 percent from 3-point range and 82.7 percent from the free-throw line.

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