Chris Paul- All you need to know – Career, Achievements and More

From registering franchise records to becoming one of the most stylish guards ever to step onto the court, Chris Paul’s wits are beyond description.

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Updated - 16 August 2021 6:40 pm

One of the greatest Point-Guards of all time, Chris Paul made it into the NBA Finals for the first time after 16 long years with the Phoenix Suns in 2021. Entering his 17th season in the league, CP3’s career began in the league way back in 2005, wherein season after season he only went onto embrace upon his legacy. From registering franchise records to becoming one of the most stylish guards ever to step onto the court, Chris Paul’s wits are beyond description. This undoubtedly makes him the most celebrated player ever to be eluded by the Larry O’Brien trophy.

Having been picked up by the New Orleans Hornets in the 2005 NBA Draft, Paul has nurtured his way up to the top to guide the youngsters in the Phoenix Suns, who to date stands as one of the favourites to win the Championship in the 2021-22 season. Not only that, given the longevity of the 36-year-old, Paul has ragged some exceptional records, achievements in his illustrious career which we are going to discuss in this very article.

Here's all you need to know about Chris Paul

Name: Christopher Emmanuel Paul

Born: May 6, 1985

Hails From: Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Teams Played For: West Forsyth (School Career), Kappa Magic (School Career), Wake Forest (College Basketball), New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Phoenix Suns

NBA Career

New Orleans Hornets: 2005 - 2011

Los Angeles Clippers: 2011 – 2017

Houston Rockets: 2017 – 2019

Oklahoma City Thunder: 2019 – 2020

Phoenix Suns: 2020 – 2021

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005–06 New Orleans 78 78 36.0 .430 .282 .847 5.1 7.8 2.2 .1 16.1
2006–07 New Orleans 64 64 36.8 .437 .350 .818 4.4 8.9 1.8 .0 17.3
2007–08 New Orleans 80 80 37.6 .488 .369 .851 4.0 11.6 2.7 .1 21.1
2008–09 New Orleans 78 78 38.5 .503 .364 .868 5.5 11.0 2.8 .1 22.8
2009–10 New Orleans 45 45 38.0 .493 .409 .847 4.2 10.7 2.1 .2 18.7
2010–11 New Orleans 80 80 36.0 .463 .388 .878 4.1 9.8 2.4 .1 15.8
2011–12 LA Clippers 60 60 36.4 .478 .371 .861 3.6 9.1 2.5 .1 19.8
2012–13 LA Clippers 70 70 33.4 .481 .328 .885 3.7 9.7 2.4 .1 16.9
2013–14 LA Clippers 62 62 35.0 .467 .368 .855 4.3 10.7 2.5 .1 19.1
2014–15 LA Clippers 82 82 34.8 .485 .398 .900 4.6 10.2 1.9 .2 19.1
2015–16 LA Clippers 74 74 32.7 .462 .371 .896 4.2 10.0 2.1 .2 19.5
2016–17 LA Clippers 61 61 31.5 .476 .411 .892 5.0 9.2 1.9 .1 18.1
2017–18 Houston Rockets 58 58 31.8 .460 .380 .919 5.4 7.9 1.7 .2 18.6
2018–19 Houston Rockets 58 58 32.0 .419 .358 .862 4.6 8.2 2.0 .3 15.6
2019–20 Oklahoma City 70 70 31.5 .489 .365 .907 5.0 6.7 1.6 .2 17.6
2020-21 Phoenix Suns 70 70 31.4 6.3 .395 .934 4.5 8.9 1.4 .3 16.4

 

Achievements

11x NBA All-Star

10x All NBA Team

9x NBA All-Defensive Team

NBA All-Star Game MVP 2013

NBA Rookie of the Year 2006

NBA All-Rookie First Team 2006

2x Olympic Gold Medalist (USA Men’s Basketball Team) 2008, 2012

USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year 2004

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