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Phoenix Suns | #3 | Guard

Chris

Paul

PPG

13.8

RPG

4.7

APG

9.0

PIE

12.4

6'0" | 175lb | 35 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Two-time Olympic gold medalist playing for Team USA (2008 in Beijing and 2012 in London). Nine-time All-Star (2007-08 through 2015-16). Named All-NBA First Team four times, Second Team three times and Third Team once. Named NBA All-Defensive First Team seven times and Second Team twice. 2017-18: In 58 games (all starts) for Houston, averaged 18.6 points, 7.9 assists (sixth in NBA), 5.4 rebounds and 1.66 steals (11th in NBA) in 31.8 minutes per contest while shooting 46.0 percent from the floor, 38.0 percent from beyond the arc and 91.9 percent from the free throw line. Ranked fifth in the NBA in assistto- turnover ratio (3.57). Named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from 12/11-12/17/17. Rockets were 50-8 when he played and 15-9 in games that he missed. Had 14 double-doubles, including one triple-double, and recorded 10+ assists 16 times (Rockets 15-1 mark). Scored 20+ points 25 times (Rockets 23-2 mark), including 30+ four times. Scored 20+ points in five straight games from 12/9-12/16/17, tying for his longest single season streak since the first six games of 2009-10. Hit 2+ threes 40 times, including 3+ 30 times, 4+ 15 times and 5+ six times. Hit 3+ three-pointers in at least four straight games three times, including a career-high sixgame streak, after not doing so in more than three consecutive games prior in his career. Shot 91.9 percent from the line (second in NBA). Since the start of 2014-15, has the second-best free throw percentage (90.1 percent; 1,018-1,130) of any player with 900+ free throw attempts. Only player in NBA history with career averages of at least 18.0 points, 9.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.00 steals. One of three players in league history listed 6’0” or shorter with 800+ games played to have shot 47.0 percent or better from the floor (Calvin Murphy and Avery Johnson). Ranks ninth in NBA history in assists (8,708) and 12th in steals (2,008) and is first among active players in both. Joins Jason Kidd, Gary Payton, and John Stockton as the only players with 8,000+ assists and 2,000+ steals. Has averaged at least 18.0 points, 7.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds in fewer than 32.0 minutes in each of the past two seasons. No other player has done so once in NBA history. Missed 14 games with a left knee contusion/left knee injury (10/18-11/14/17), three games with a left adductor strain (12/22-12/28/17), one game with right groin soreness (1/30/18), three games with left hamstring soreness (3/22-3/25/18) and two games for rest (3/30/18; 4/11/18). 2016-17: Appeared In 61 games (all starts) with the LA Clippers, averaged 18.1 points, 9.2 assists (fourth in NBA), 5.0 rebounds and 1.95 steals (third in NBA) in 31.5 minutes per game while shooting 47.6 percent from the field, 41.1 percent from three-point range and 89.2 percent from the charity stripe. Ranked second in assistto- turnover ratio (3.83). Western Conference Player of the Month for April. Marked second time averaging at least 18.0 points, 9.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.90 steals in a single season (2008-09). That had only been done twice prior in NBA history (Magic Johnson in 1981-82 and Russell Westbrook in 2015-16). Recorded 24 double doubles with one triple-double. Scored 20+ points 20 times, including 30+ twice. Had 10 games with 20+ points and 10+ assists. Had 20 points and 20 assists without a turnover vs. New Orleans on 12/10. Became the first player to record 20+ points and 20+ assists without a turnover since turnovers were officially tracked in 1977- 78. Recorded his 8,000th assist vs. Miami on 1/8, becoming the fourth fastest player to reach that mark (806 games played). Missed three games with a left hamstring strain (12/23-12/26/16), four with a sore left hamstring (12/30/16-1/4/17), and 14 due to a ligament tear in his left thumb (1/19-2/23/17). 2015-16: In 74 games (all starts), averaged 19.5 points, 10.0 assists (fourth in NBA), 4.2 rebounds and 2.05 steals (third in NBA) in 32.7 minutes per contest w hile shooting 46.2 percent from the floor, 37.1 percent from three-point range and 89.6 percent from the stripe (fourth in NBA). Ranked second in assist-toturnover ratio (3.80). Marked fourth season averaging at least 19.0 points, 10.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.00 steals. Entering 2015-16, Isiah Thomas (twice) was only other player to accomplish that feat (Russell Westbrook also did so in 2015-16). Scored 20+ points 35 times, including 30+ five times and 40+ once. Recorded 38 double-doubles, including 15 games with 20+ points and 10+ assists. Missed three games (11/7, 11/2, 11/4) with a sore right groin and two games (12/2, 12/5) with inflamed rib cartilage. 2014-15: Started all 82 games with the LA Clippers, averaging 19.1 points, 10.2 assists (first in NBA), 4.6 rebounds and 1.90 steals (tied for fifth in NBA) in 34.8 minutes per contest while shooting 48.5 percent from the field, 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 90.0 percent from the free throw line (fifth in NBA). Led the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio (4.41). Was the only player to average at least 19.0 points and 10.0 assists. Scored 20+ points 42 times, including 30+ seven times and 40+ once.

BEFORE NBA

Was an early entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft following his sophomore season at Wake Forest. For his career, averaged 15.0 points, 6.3 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 2.5 steals. Had his No. 3 retired. Helped the Demon Deacons to two NCAA tournament berths and one Sweet-16 appearance. As a sophomore, was named a consensus First Team All-American by the Associated Press, National Association of Basketball Coaches, and the United States Basketball Writers Association. First Team All-ACC and All-Defensive Team as a sophomore and Third Team as a freshman. Was named ACC Rookie of the Year and National Freshman of the Year by College Insider, The Sporting News, Basketball Times and Dick Vitale.

PERSONAL LIFE

basketball at South Carolina-Spartanburg. He and his wife, Jada, have a son Chris, and a daughter, Camryn. His grandfather, Nathaniel Jones, was tragically killed during Paul’s senior year of high school. Paul scored 61 points in a game on the day of the funeral, signifying each year of his grandfather’s life. In 2005, the Chris Paul Family Foundation established the CP3 Foundation, in honor of his late grandfather to highlight Paul’s dedication and love, both to his grandfather and the city of Winston- Salem. His foundation annually awards two students in Forsyth County in North Carolina the Nathaniel Jones Scholarship to attend Wake Forest University in honor of his grandfather. Elected President of the NBA Players Association on 8/22/13. Avid bowler and golfer. Recipient of the 2016 Mannie Jackson - Basketball’s Human Spirt Award given by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in honor of his humanitarian efforts and positive impact off the court. Named ESPN’s Sports Humanitarian of the Year in 2016 for using the power of sports to make a positive impact on society. Was senior class president at West Forsyth High School and helped organize the Class of 2003’s 10-year reunion.