Thunder's Attempts to Trade Chris Paul Are On Hold It is increasingly likely that Paul will start the season in Oklahoma City, according to ESPN.
The Thunder acquired Chris Paul and two future first-round picks in a trade with the Houston Rockets for Russell Westbrook.
Paul has three years and $124 million remaining on his contract.
Paul previously played in Oklahoma City during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons, when New Orleans was relocated due to Hurricane Katrina.
With Paul and a roster that includes Danilo Gallinari, Steven Adams, Dennis Schroder and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, the Thunder could have a competitive team in 2019-2020.