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In a surprising move during the offseason, the Golden State Warriors welcomed veteran point guard Chris Paul into their ranks, and it appears the partnership might extend beyond the current season.

According to insights from Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, the Warriors have been delighted with Paul’s performance and how seamlessly he has integrated into the team.

League sources suggest that Golden State is open to negotiating a deal to keep Paul beyond this season, provided the terms are right.

This season, the 38-year-old Paul is averaging 8.9 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 7.3 assists in 26.8 minutes per game. The Warriors seem keen on retaining Paul’s experience and playmaking abilities.

The potential extension discussions hinge on finding the right financial arrangement that aligns with the team’s future plans.

As Paul navigates the third year of his four-year, $120 million contract, the Warriors have until June 28, 2024, to make a decision on the non-guaranteed final year of his deal for the 2024-25 season.