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In the finals of G3, on the big screen of the fans on the sidelines, there was a star Paul who surprised everyone this season. Brother Pao not only appeared to cheer for his good brother LeBron, but also accepted interviews with him by Van Gundy and others.
When Xiaofan asked how he felt about playing for a rebuilding team in his twilight years, Paul replied: "I just like to play. You may call this period the twilight years, but I prefer to call it God bless the year. Playing ball is a kind of happiness for me."
It is true that Paul has been in this league for 15 seasons, but he has only reached the Western Conference Finals once, and he has not even touched the floor of the Finals. The 35-year-old does not want to wait any longer. On October 6, Beijing time, many NBA insiders revealed that if he could play for a team like the Bucks, Brother Pao would be very happy.
The reason is also very simple. An NBA executive replied: "He wants to win." It is worth mentioning that the Bucks happen to be interested in Brother Cannon. According to reporter Brandon Robinson, Brother Antetokounmpo once gave the boss a future reference. The list of aid, Paul’s name is on it.
At the end of the 2018-19 season, Paul came to the Thunder with the mockery of "Mr. 40 Million" and was constantly questioned. ESPN even believes that the Thunder's hope of entering the playoffs is only 0.2%. But under Paul's leadership, this rebuilt team ranked fifth in the Western Conference with a record of 44 wins and 28 losses and advanced to the playoffs.
在2018-19赛季末，保罗带着“ 4000万先生”的嘲笑来到雷霆，并不断受到质疑。 ESPN甚至认为，雷霆队进入季后赛的希望仅为0.2％。但是在保罗的领导下，这支经过重建的球队以44胜28负的战绩在西部联盟排名第五，晋级了季后赛。
Let's look at Paul's data again. In the playoffs this season, Paul averaged 37.3 minutes per game, 21.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 5.3 assists. The shooting percentage was 49.1% and the three-point percentage was 37.2%. In the regular season, Paul played 70 games, averaging 17.6 points, 5 rebounds and 6.7 assists, shooting 48.9% from the field and 36.5% from the three-point range.
Not only that, Paul was also selected to the All-NBA Second Team and All-Stars. The last time he did this at the same time was the 2015-16 season. In the first round of the playoffs, Brother Pao led the team and the red team played 7 games. He scored 19 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists in the tiebreaker, becoming the oldest player in NBA history to win a triple double.
These honors all prove that Paul has a lot of fuel in his tank. According to CBS Sports, once the Thunder decides to sell CP3, in addition to the Bucks, the Knicks, Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers also intend to take it.
The success of the Thunder this season not only confirms the strength of Brother Cannon, but also shows how important leadership is to a team. Although the Bucks have two MVP alphabet brothers, they happen to lack a tougher locker room leader and a starting guard with a big heart. Paul can be said to be the best choice.
But there is another difficulty lying in front of them. In the next two seasons, Pao Ge's annual salary was 41.36 million and 44.21 million US dollars. He himself made it clear that he had no plans to jump out of the contract at the moment.
NBA name Sam Amick once disclosed that the Bucks are very confident and signed a five-year, $240 million renewal contract with Antetokounmpo. However, due to the decline in the salary cap next season, it is basically impossible for the team to trade Paul, the reason is precisely his big contract.
Brother Pao is also very calm about the current situation: "The future is not under my control. I will choose to go with the flow." Lit is watching, I wish him farther in the next stop.