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Skip Bayless Gets Honest About Chris Paul Joining The Spurs

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Chris Paul has been directing NBA offenses since 2005 when he was the No. 4 overall pick in the draft, and although his production has declined over the past couple of years, his career isn’t quite over.

He is joining the San Antonio Spurs, a young team that is building from the ground level and looking to give 20-year-old center phenom Victor Wembanyama some help right away.

Sports journalist and personality Skip Bayless said that while Paul is a shell of his former self as a player, he will be very valuable to the Spurs as a de facto coach on the floor.

In fact, Bayless said that this coming season, Paul will be more valuable than Hall of Fame Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.

I believe in Chris Paul as a player-coach for the Spurs

— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) July 8, 2024

Several years ago, Paul was a fixture on the NBA All-Star team and was considered the best pure point guard in the game.

He led the league in assists per game five times and was regarded as a player who had virtually no weaknesses.

The days of him being anywhere close to an All-Star are over, but he can play a valuable role as a mentor to Wembanyama, who many believe will become a perennial MVP contender and possibly an all-time great within a few years.

The importance and advantage of a young superstar having a mentor to help him learn his craft on a higher level and develop the right attitude, mindset and habits simply cannot be understated.

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