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Miami Heat Still Interested In Chris Paul

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September 23, 2019

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The Miami Heat still have interest in trading for Chris Paul. The Oklahoma City Thunder acquired veteran point guard Paul as part of the Russell Westbrook deal.

Miami previously discussed a trade with the Thunder, but no deal was reached. The Heat likely will wait for the start of the season if they still decide they want to pursue Paul.

Few people are going to believe that after OKC traded both Westbrook and Paul George. Taking on Paul’s contract was simply the only way the Thunder could make the money work to send Westbrook to the Houston Rockets in exchange for draft picks.

Paul is still capable of playing at a high level, but he turned 34 in May and has battled injuries in recent seasons. There was talk that he was forced out of Houston for non-basketball reasons, though it was likely a combination of factors.

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