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Suns owner hopeful Chris Paul will remain with the team next season

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Chris Paul is expected to make his decision in the coming days regarding his future with the Phoenix Suns.

Paul has a player option for the 2021/22 season, worth $44M, and Suns owner, Robert Sarver, is hopeful the 16-year NBA veteran will remain with the team.

“I had some discussions with him after the season and said, ‘You’ve only been a part of the organization for nine months so there’s really not a lot of history here, but from a team perspective, it was my best season in 17 years and it was your best season in 16 years.’

So there’s really a lot there to keep the two of us together, the Suns and him, but he’s got a decision to make and a business decision and a family decision and all that kind of stuff.

Unfortunately, it’s not our decision, it’s his decision and he’ll have to decide whether he’s going to become a free agent or opt-in his contract. And we’ll know that in the next three days or something,” Sarver said during his appearance in Arizona Sports’ Burns & Gambo on Wednesday.

Chris Paul helped the Suns reach the NBA Finals this season and was one of the best players of the team. He averaged 8.3 points, 9.4 assists, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.1 steals in the regular season as well as 19.2 points, 8.6 assists, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.2 steals in the playoffs.

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