Chris Paul is without a doubt one of the greatest point guards the league has ever seen. Paul has long been known for all the different things that he brings to a team, on and off the court. Chris Paul is a great facilitator and is well-known for helping his teammates improve. Chris Paul is also a great leader, and many teammates have praised him in the past. Everything that Chris Paul does contributes directly to winning. Although he has never been in the NBA Finals, it is clear that most teams are better with Chris Paul than without.
The statistics support that. Recently, StatMuse posted a Tweet that featured the win percentages of teams before they got Chris Paul, and then the win percentages after. The two glaring improvements shown were when he went to the New Orleans Hornets and then the Phoenix Suns. The Phoenix Suns look like they will break their playoff drought this season with Paul on the roster, further showing his impact.
When Chris Paul goes to a new team, that team gets better.
Before CP — .220 W%
After CP — .463 W%
Before CP — .390
After CP — .606
Before CP — .671
After CP — .793
Before CP — .598
After CP — .611
Before CP — .466
After CP — .720 pic.twitter.com/T14age0A6Y
— StatMuse (@statmuse) April 8, 2021
While it makes sense that a team adding a star player would improve, it also shows that Chris Paul contributed to winning in every roster that he has been to. Chris Paul is able to help any roster win, showing the versatility in his game. The New Orleans Hornets were 18-64 before Chris Paul was there: the season they added Chris Paul they went 38-44, improving by 20 wins. Chris Paul will bring wins just by going to a franchise, simply put.