The New Orleans Pelicans were one of the teams with interest in signing Chris Paul should he become a free agent, but there is now an expectation around the NBA that he will remain with the Phoenix Suns. Paul and the Suns reached The Finals in his first season with the team.

Paul has a $44.2 million player option for 21-22 with the Suns that he could decline to become an outright free agent. Paul could also pick up the option and sign an extension with the Suns.

"The feeling within the league now is that Chris Paul is going to stay put in Phoenix," said Brian Windhorst on The Hoop Collective podcast. "The belief is Chris Paul will not ever be on the open market."