Chris Paul, “Assist Man” |  NBA

Chris Paul, “Assist Man” | NBA

It was with an “Assist Man” cap that Chris Paul appeared at a press conference after the Suns’ victory in Game 3 in New Orleans. A rather appropriate clothing accessory, even if the veteran especially marked the spirits with his 19 points (out of 28) in the fourth quarter.

The leader however did not forget to serve his partners, thus finishing the match with 14 assists… for 0 lost ball. In the three games of the series, he is also at 38 assists for 2 stray bullets!

For Monty Williams, the mastery of Chris Paul also manages itself, without the need for strategy.

“They defended by “switching” but before, they defended in a classic way then they started to “trap” him (with two-takes on the pick-and-roll) and he continued to make the right choices” described the coach at a press conference after this precious victory. “I would like to tell you that it was organized as we went along but that’s just Chris. With his ability to see the terrain. Obviously he can score but he kept making the good reads. It allowed us to go to the throws because when they started to be more aggressive on him, we found the guy in the center of the field and we could attack from there. »

The coach is thus always impressed by his leader.

“He’s just one of those guys who plays the right way, one of those guys who knows how to create for himself and for others. And his leadership qualities, which you don’t see during time-outs, are probably as impressive as those he displays on the field. While what he does on the ground already represents so much. »

Speaking of “Assist Man”, Chris Paul is currently the 7th best passer in playoff history, with 1,111 “postseason” offerings. At this rate, he should enter the Top 5 fairly quickly in this playoff campaign, overtaking Rajon Rondo (1,136) and Tony Parker (1,143) in passing.

Chris Paul Percentage Bounces
Season Team GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd party Int bp CT Points
2005-06 NOP 78 36 43.0 28.2 84.7 0.8 4.4 5.1 7.8 2.8 2.2 2.4 0.1 16.1
2006-07 NOP 64 37 43.7 35.0 81.8 0.8 3.5 4.4 8.9 2.4 1.8 2.5 0.1 17.3
2007-08 NOP 80 38 48.8 36.9 85.1 0.8 3.2 4.0 11.6 2.3 2.7 2.5 0.1 21.1
2008-09 NOP 78 39 50.3 36.4 86.8 0.9 4.7 5.5 11.0 2.7 2.8 3.0 0.1 22.8
2009-10 NOP 45 38 49.3 40.9 84.7 0.4 3.8 4.2 10.7 2.6 2.1 2.5 0.2 18.7
2010-11 NOP 80 36 46.3 38.8 87.8 0.5 3.6 4.1 9.8 2.5 2.4 2.2 0.1 15.9
2011-12 LAKE 60 36 47.8 37.1 86.1 0.7 2.9 3.6 9.1 2.3 2.5 2.1 0.1 19.8
2012-13 LAKE 70 33 48.1 32.8 88.5 0.8 3.0 3.7 9.7 2.0 2.4 2.3 0.1 16.9
2013-14 LAKE 62 35 46.7 36.8 85.5 0.6 3.7 4.3 10.7 2.5 2.5 2.3 0.1 19.1
2014-15 LAKE 82 35 48.5 39.8 90.0 0.6 4.0 4.6 10.2 2.5 1.9 2.3 0.2 19.1
2015-16 LAKE 74 33 46.2 37.1 89.6 0.5 3.7 4.2 10.0 2.5 2.1 2.6 0.2 19.5
2016-17 LAKE 61 32 47.6 41.1 89.2 0.7 4.3 5.0 9.2 2.4 2.0 2.4 0.1 18.1
2017-18 HOO 58 32 46.0 38.0 91.9 0.6 4.8 5.4 7.9 2.4 1.7 2.2 0.2 18.6
2018-19 HOO 58 32 41.9 35.8 86.2 0.6 4.0 4.6 8.2 2.5 2.0 2.6 0.3 15.6
2019-20 OKAY 70 32 48.9 36.5 90.7 0.4 4.6 5.0 6.7 2.3 1.6 2.3 0.2 17.6
2020-21 PHX 70 31 49.9 39.5 93.4 0.4 4.1 4.5 8.9 2.4 1.4 2.2 0.3 16.4
2021-22 PHX 65 33 49.3 31.7 83.7 0.3 4.0 4.4 10.8 2.1 1.9 2.4 0.3 14.7
Total 1155 35 47.3 36.9 87.1 0.6 3.9 4.5 9.5 2.4 2.1 2.4 0.2 18.1

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