Done Deal: San Antonio Spurs Officially Confirm The Signing Of Another Top NBA All-Star

**Spurs Officially Sign Chris Paul**

The San Antonio Spurs have officially signed 11-time All-NBA guard Chris Paul, according to a team announcement shared by ESPN’s Andrew Lopez (Twitter link). Paul’s decision to join San Antonio was revealed a week ago, and he has signed a one-year contract worth over $11 million.

Paul was waived by the Golden State Warriors at the beginning of free agency. The 12-time All-Star is expected to be a key, albeit short-term, pick-and-roll partner for Victor Wembanyama.


While Paul spent most of the previous season coming off the bench for Golden State, he is likely to start for the Spurs. Last season, San Antonio experimented with various players to run the offense during Wembanyama’s rookie year, with Tre Jones starting most games at the point guard position. However, the Spurs seemed hesitant to fully commit to Jones as the starter, only doing so in January, making it unlikely that Jones would start over the veteran Paul next season.

San Antonio’s ample cap space gave them an edge over other potential suitors for Paul. The Warriors faced a decision at the start of free agency on whether to guarantee Paul’s $30 million salary for the 2024/25 season. Their attempts to trade Paul, including a proposed deal with the Clippers for Paul George, were unsuccessful.

Despite turning 39 in May, Paul remained productive in the 2023/24 season, averaging 9.2 points, 6.8 assists, and 3.9 rebounds in 26.4 minutes per game over 58 appearances (18 starts) for the Warriors. He recorded a shooting line of .441/.371/.827.

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