When the Golden State Warriors traded for Chris Paul, many fans were disappointed, and DeMarcus Cousins was also one of them. The Warriors traded Jordan Poole to the Washington Wizards to acquire Paul. Recently, in an interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio, DeMarcus expressed his disappointment and stated that he doesn’t understand the Chris Paul business.
DeMarcus’ statement about the trade
“Maybe it’s just a matter of contract, or maybe they want to clear the books for next season. He has grown old; you got rid of a young guy for an ageing veteran. I Am not taking anything away from anything Chris Paul has done in his entire career. I am only speaking at this stage of his career. I don’t see him elevating the Golden State Warriors,” said the Boogie
However, Cousins also mentioned that he could be wrong and that Paul can maybe find the fountain of youth this summer and win the MVP. Jordan Poole’s first four-year, $128 million deal will start next season. Meanwhile, The Golden State Warriors haven’t even started Draymond Green’s new contract yet, and they’re already looking at a huge luxury tax penalty.
The Trade of Poole gave the Warriors some breathing room, which they used partially to expand Green. Now the Warriors can also max out Klay Thompson next season. They could look to Chris Paul as a better alternative to Jordan Poole in order to maximize Steph Curry’s championship window.
Paul is one of the best point guards
Chris Paul is a solid player, and he can put on a vintage performance that will remind the fans why he is considered one of the best point guards of all time. The only thing to stress about is that Paul sometimes disappoints in big situations, especially in the playoffs. If we talk about Jordan Poole, he was nearly unplayable in the playoffs last season. Many thought that his disappointing series against the Sacramento Kings in the first round was just a hiccup. Shaq predicted that he would return, but it got worse against the LA Lakers and LeBron James. Poole was ruthlessly hunted by Darwin Hamm, and as the series progressed, Warriors coach Steve Kerr apparently lost faith in the guard.