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Chris Paul

11X
NBA All-Star
10X
All-NBA
9X
NBA All-Defensive
1X
NBA Rookie of the Year

Things to Know


A leader with superb playmaking vision.

One of the most talented passers to ever play the game, Chris Paul continues to stand out as a floor general in NBA lore. He owns four assist crowns and has averaged eight assists or better in all but three of his seasons in the league.

Career
Paul became an immediate face of the franchise for the New Orleans Hornets, who were just three years removed from relocating from Charlotte. Paul helped the Hornets more than double their win total from the previous season (from 18 to 38) en route to winning Rookie of the Year honors.

The Hornets peaked with Paul in the 2007-08 season, winning a franchise-record 56 games and extending the defending champion San Antonio Spurs to seven games in the Western Conference finals. Paul finished second in Kia MVP voting that year.

A trade to the Clippers in 2011 began the "Lob City" era in L.A. Alongside fellow All-Stars Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, Paul and the Clippers enjoyed the most successful era in franchise history, winning over 60% of their games in six straight seasons after failing to do so once before Paul's arrival.

Paul's talent on the defensive end was just as potent -- he's a nine-time All-Defensive selection and Paul led the league in steals in six different seasons.

A 2017 trade took Paul to Houston, where he and James Harden helped lead the Houston Rockets to within one win of The Finals in 2018. A hamstring injury in Game 5 sidelined Paul for the remainder of the series, which saw Golden State rally from a 3-2 deficit and win the Western Conference.

Paul's playoff heartbreak took a surprising turn for the better in 2020-21, when a trade to Phoenix helped launch the Suns from lottery regular to Western Conference champions. Paul finished top-five in MVP voting for the fourth time in his career, ultimately making The Finals at the expense of his former Clippers team before Phoenix ultimately fell 4-2 to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Paul entered the 2021-22 season ranking first among all active players and fifth all time in both assists (10,275) and steals (2,332).

Paul's off-the-court work is always as well respected as his playmaking on it, and he helps when needed. After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Paul simultaneously provided significant aid to the city while embracing the team's temporary home of Oklahoma City, setting much of the groundwork for what would later become a signature NBA fan base at that time.

Highlights


NBA 75th Anniversary Team: Chris Paul

NBA 75th Anniversary Team: Chris Paul

Chris Paul’s career top assists

Chris Paul’s career top assists

Stats


18.3
PPG
4.5
RPG
9.4
APG

* Through the 2020-21 season

Career regular season stats

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2021-22PHX362132.214.55.110.847.61.13.134.83.13.784.60.33.94.210.12.10.32.32.0
2020-21PHX367031.416.46.312.649.91.53.739.52.42.693.40.44.14.58.91.40.32.22.4
2019-20OKC357031.517.66.212.748.91.64.336.53.64.090.70.44.65.06.71.60.22.32.3
2018-19HOU345832.015.65.212.441.92.26.135.83.03.586.20.63.94.68.22.00.32.62.5
2017-18HOU335831.818.66.313.846.02.56.538.03.53.891.90.64.85.47.91.70.22.22.4
2016-17LAC326131.518.16.112.947.62.05.041.13.84.389.20.74.35.09.22.00.12.42.4
2015-16LAC317432.719.57.015.146.21.64.437.14.04.489.60.53.74.210.02.10.22.62.5
2014-15LAC308234.819.16.914.348.51.74.339.83.53.990.00.64.04.610.21.90.22.32.5
2013-14LAC296235.019.16.514.046.71.33.436.84.85.685.50.63.74.310.72.50.12.32.5
2012-13LAC287033.416.95.912.248.11.13.332.84.14.688.50.83.03.79.72.40.12.32.0
2011-12LAC276036.319.87.114.847.81.33.637.14.35.086.10.72.93.69.12.50.12.12.3
2010-11NOH268036.015.95.411.646.30.92.338.84.24.887.80.53.64.19.82.40.12.22.5
2009-10NOH254538.118.77.014.249.31.22.840.93.64.284.70.43.84.210.72.10.22.52.6
2008-09NOH247838.522.88.116.150.30.82.336.45.86.786.80.94.75.511.02.80.13.02.7
2007-08NOH238037.621.17.916.148.81.23.136.94.24.985.10.83.24.011.62.70.12.52.3
2006-07NOK226436.817.36.013.643.70.82.235.04.65.681.80.83.54.48.91.80.02.52.4
2005-06NOK217836.016.15.212.143.00.62.328.25.16.084.70.84.35.17.82.20.12.32.8
Overall111134.618.36.413.647.21.43.637.14.04.687.20.63.94.59.42.10.12.42.4
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Selected for being pioneers that have helped shape, define, and redefine the game. This is the NBA 75th Anniversary Team.