3 Obvious reasons Chris Paul and Knicks would be disastrous pairing

Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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With the Suns reportedly considering waiving Chris Paul, rumors have already begun to surface regarding his odds of signing with the New York Knicks. While in previous seasons, adding a player like Paul would be incredibly enticing, it’s rather clear that Paul wouldn’t fit well in New York.

Paul is still a fine player, but with the way the Knicks are looking heading into 2023-24, there is no reason for the team to consider bringing the 38-year-old future Hall of Famer to Madison Square Garden.

3 reasons why Chris Paul and the Knicks wouldn’t fit well together

3: The Knicks already have their All-Star PG

While Jalen Brunson has proven that he can work well at shooting guard and in the off-ball, is it really worth forcing him back into this role for an aging Chris Paul that just averaged 13.9 PPG? On the court, they wouldn’t be a terrible fit, but the Knicks don’t need to sign a point guard right now.

The Knicks have plenty of depth at their guard positions, where they lack is wing depth. Josh Hart and RJ Barrett are two good players. However, they can only do so much and each has their own limitations.

Putting it simply, the Knicks don’t need to waste money on an aging point guard right now. There are far more pressing concerns than the team’s guard depth. Brunson and Immanuel Quickley do more than enough to maintain both their spots. They could both play the two-guard with ease, but it’s not worth changing the Knicks’ system and rotation for a player of Paul’s capabilities.

Paul is still pretty decent for his age. However, he just wouldn’t fit with what the Knicks are trying to put on the floor on a nightly basis.