One of the best present and former NBA gamers who’ve by no means gained a championship

Chris Paul

Chris Paul looks on during an NBA game.

Chris Paul.

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Years within the NBA: 18 (2005-present)

Groups: New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder, Phoenix Suns

Profession stats: 17.9 factors, 4.5 rebounds, 9.5 assists, 2.1 steals

All-Stars: 12x

Awards/Honors: 11x All-NBA, 9x All-Defensive, Rookie of the Yr, seventy fifth Anniversary Group

What to know: “The Level God” has been among the many NBA’s perfect playmakers approaching 20 years, however hasn’t fairly reached the mountaintop. Paul’s greatest likelihood up to now got here in 2021, when the Suns made the finals however misplaced to the Bucks. This yr’s Suns crew, with Kevin Durant, could also be his greatest likelihood at grabbing an elusive ring.