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The Phoenix Suns Before And After Chris Paul: 2011-2020 No Playoffs, Then 2021 NBA Finals And 2022 Best Record In The NBA With Chris Paul

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Even though he is no longer in his prime, Chris Paul is still a really good point guard that is adept at creating easy opportunities for his teammates. This season, Chris Paul is averaging 14.9 PPG, 4.5 RPG, and 10.7 APG, while shooting 48.7% from the field. He is notably the league leader in assists currently.

It is no secret that every team Chris Paul goes to start winning more, and that is the case for the Phoenix Suns. Ben Stinar of Sports Illustrated pointed out that the Suns missed the playoffs from 2011 to 2020 without Chris Paul, but ended up making the NBA Finals in 2021 and having the best record in the league this year once the point guard joined their roster.

There is no doubt that Chris Paul is well-known for being able to elevate his teammates and putting them in positions to succeed. His leadership has been crucial for the team over the past two years, and Chris Paul has been the piece to help their young roster with players like Devin Booker and Mikal Bridges take the next step as a unit.

As mentioned by Stinar, the Phoenix Suns have the best record in the league currently, and there's no doubt that they have been firing on all cylinders this year. They have clearly been a dominant regular-season team this season, and hopefully, that translates to the playoffs. They were good enough to get to the Finals last season, so perhaps they'll be able to get back there and finish the job.

Chris Paul is out injured currently, and hopefully, we see him return prior to the start of the playoffs. The Phoenix Suns will need Chris Paul healthy to be at their peak in the playoffs. The Phoenix Suns are simply a different team when he plays, though they are still good currently without him.