Chris Paul is a player that can still play at a very high level, but the fact he is owed $120 million over the next three seasons makes his value on the trade issue more complicated.
The Houston Rockets had to attach multiple draft picks to trade Paul to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Russell Westbrook, who also is on a contract widely considering onerous.
"When Oklahoma City got him this summer, their plan was to try to flip him somewhere else," said Adrian Wojnarowski on a podcast with Zach Lowe. "They hoped Miami would be willing to talk about a deal and that never got anywhere. But maybe the Heat get off to a bad start. Maybe they look at this again. And other teams."
Oklahoma City could potentially start Paul alongside two other point guards in Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Dennis Schroder.