Chris Paul Named to All-NBA Second Team
OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 16, 2020 - Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul was named to the 2019-20 All-NBA Second Team, it was announced today by the NBA. This is the ninth time in his career that Paul has earned a spot on an All-NBA team.
Paul earned All-NBA honors, his first since the 2015-16 season, after leading the Thunder to a Western Conference leading 38-17 (.691) record after Thanksgiving this past season.
Paul appeared in 70 games during the 2019-20 campaign and averaged 17.6 points, 6.7 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.59 steals (ranked ninth in NBA) in 31.5 minutes per game. He helped the Thunder advance to the postseason for the 10th time in the last 11 seasons as Oklahoma City finished the year tied with the Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz for the fourth-best record (44-28) in the Western Conference.
With Paul’s appearance on the All-NBA team, the Thunder is the only franchise to feature an All-NBA team player on its roster during each of the last 11 consecutive seasons.
In clutch time, Paul led the league in total points with 150 this past season while ranking tied for first in steals (10), overall shooting percentage (52.2) and free throw shooting percentage (92.0). He held the best fourth quarter plus/minus rating in the NBA with +172 and his 28 fourth-quarter steals rank tied for third in the league. The Thunder finished the season with an NBA-leading 17 fourth quarter comebacks.
This past season, the Winston-Salem native helped the Thunder set a franchise record with nine straight road victories and prior to the NBA reset, Oklahoma City won 15 of its last 17 games away from Chesapeake Energy Arena.