Why the Pacers should pursue Chris Paul in an offseason trade with the Thunder

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The Indiana Pacers are entering an interesting offseason following being swept in the first round of the playoffs by the Miami Heat and firing head coach Nate McMillan. Depending on who the new coach ends up being, the Pacers may look to alter their roster. Could Chris Paul come into play for Indiana?

Before you call this idea crazy and write it off, there are plenty of reasons for why Paul to the Pacers could make perfect sense.

Paul put together a nice season with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He averaged 17.6 points per game to go along with 6.7 assists and 5.0 rebounds. In addition to those numbers, Paul shot 48.9 percent from the field overall and knocked down 36.5 percent of his three-point attempts.

He may not be the dynamic superstar that he once was, but Paul can power a team on a playoff run. The Pacers might very well need, especially if Victor Oladipo ends up finding his way out of town.

All of that being said, let’s dive in and take a look at why the Pacers should consider pursuing a trade for Chris Paul this offseason.

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