Chicago Bulls: 3 reasons Chris Paul trade poses horrible idea

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3. Long-term commitment to an aging point guard

If Chris Paul didn’t come with such a large price tag for the Chicago Bulls, and if he didn’t cause stir ups in the locker room wherever he goes, this trade deal might be more attractive. Although, CP3 is what he is at this stage of his career and John Paxson and Gar Forman had to take this framework with a grain of salt.

Like most figureheads in the national and local media would say, this Bulls front office and GarPax aren’t bad enough to even do a trade deal like this. While the Bulls front office catches a lot of criticism, most would think that GarPax isn’t bad enough to pull this off. CP3 is an aging commodity that is unlikely to bounce back to superstar status at this point.

However, we’re not stating that Paul isn’t still a quality starting-caliber point guard. He does fit the basic profile of what the Bulls and head coach Jim Boylen are looking for in a quality veteran point guard that could replace Dunn in the backcourt rotation. The comparison between that profile the Bulls are seeking and what Paul brings to the table ends there.

At the outset of the 2019-20 regular season, Paul will be 34-years-old and closer to his 35th birthday. With three years left on his contract and his production declining rapidly, Paul isn’t worth the more than $100 million he would be due until 2022. This trend of GarPax pursuing the crew that is LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, and now CP3 is confusing.