Chris Paul spoke to reporters Sunday during an introductory press conference following his trade to Warriors.
Among the topics discussed during his press conference was Paul’s role in the team. When a reporter appeared to believe that the veteran point guard would come off Golden State’s bench, Paul explained that he and head coach Steve Kerr had not yet discussed that possibility.
“You coach?” Paul asked the reporter. “Well, I still don’t know what will happen. I guess that’s what we’ll find out when we go. “
“It will be a conversation for us when camp starts,” Paul said when asked if he was ready to come off the bench for the first time in his career.
There was no discussion between Chris Paul and Steve Kerr about Paul coming off the bench. “It’s a conversation when camp starts. Me and Steve talked, but it wasn’t something where it was, ‘What, man? You are starting or coming from a bank. ” pic.twitter.com/JYSO9hcHqE
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With Stephen Curry almost certainly locked in as the starting point guard for the Warriors, Paul’s acquisition has a lot to do with the 38-year-old rolling with Golden State’s young second unit. Paul, however, indicated that he was not informed of such a decision from the organization. The Warriors are one of the top teams in positionless movement in basketball, and it would be great if they could both start with a small backcourt.
Throughout his 18-year NBA career, Paul started all 1,214 regular season games he played in, including 59 last year with the Suns.
In addition to his press conference, Paul is reported to be working with Curry at the team’s facility in Las Vegas before making a courtside appearance with his new teammate at the Warriors’ Summer League game.