#3 Point Guard

Chris Paul

Height / Weight
6' 1" / 175 lbs
Born
May 6, 1985 (37)
College
Wake Forest
NBA Draft
1st Round, 4th Overall, 2005
Nationality
American
SEASON STATS
2021-2022
PTS
14.7
-1.7
Rebounds
4.4
-0.1
Assists
10.8
+1.9
PER
24.72
-0.28
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: Chris Paul
Nickname: CP3, Point God
Place of Birth: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Shoe Size: 12.5
Education: Wake Forest
Parents: Chris Paul and Robin Jones
Spouse: Jada Crawley

Chris Paul Biography Details, Age, Net Worth, and Basketball Career

Christopher Emmanuel Paul is an American professional basketball player who plays point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. Paul is widely considered to be one of the best leaders in the history of the NBA, with his ability to make his teammates better making him valuable along with his ability to do anything that is needed of him individually.

Chris Paul Basketball Career

High School Career (West Forsyth High School)

Chris Paul played his high school basketball at West Forsyth High School in Clemmons, North Carolina. Over his final two seasons, he averaged over 25 points per game, including a senior year that saw him put up over 30 points per contest en route to McDonald’s All-American honors. His most notable accomplishment during his high school career was scoring 61 points in a game, missing a free throw to keep his point total at 61 in memory of his grandfather, who died at 61 years of age.

College Career (Wake Forest Demon Deacons)

Chris Paul played at Wake Forest for his college basketball career. He made an immediate impact, winning ACC rookie of the year honors and helping Wake Forest get to the Sweet Sixteen, where they fell to St. Joseph’s.

In Paul’s second season with the Demon Deacons, the team was ranked number one in the nation for a period of time, the first time Wake Forest reached that ranking in school history. Paul was a first-team all-American, averaging over 15 points per game on the season, with Wake Forest getting knocked out of the NCAA Tournament by West Virginia in the second round. After the season, he declared for the NBA Draft.

NBA Career

Chris Paul was drafted fourth overall in the 2005 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Hornets, who are now known as the Pelicans. He made an immediate impact in the pros, coming one first-place vote away from winning the NBA Rookie of the Year vote unanimously. He became a Western Conference All-Star Game participant for the first time in 2008, in his third season in the league. And while Paul continued to improve, the Hornets were not making progress in the hunt for an NBA championship. Instead of losing Paul via free agency, he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers after a trade to the Lakers was vetoed by the league.

Paul was sent to the Clippers in 2011 for multiple draft picks and players and was the ideal distributor to join Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan in Los Angeles. Known as Lob City, thanks to Paul’s ability to find the two on alley-oops, the Clippers were fixtures in the playoffs during Paul’s time there.

Despite all of the regular season success for the Clippers, though, they failed to cash in during the postseason. Paul and the rest of the team could not get by the Memphis Grizzlies, Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers in different seasons to keep them out of the conference finals and NBA Finals.

In 2017, Paul was traded to the Rockets in exchange for a package of seven players, highlighted by Lou Williams and Patrick Beverley. The trade allowed Paul to pair up with James Harden, arguably the best NBA player at putting the ball in the basket of his generation. In the 2018 postseason, the Rockets were the top seed in the West and beat the Jazz in the conference semifinals. In the conference finals, against the Golden State Warriors, Paul suffered a hamstring injury and the Rockets blew a 3-2 series lead.

In the summer of 2019, Paul was sent to Oklahoma City to join the Thunder, in exchange for former MVP Russell Westbrook. Paul led the Thunder to a surprisingly strong season before the 2019-2020 season was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Paul has also represented the United States in the Olympic Games and FIBA world championship in his career. He helped the US to a bronze medal in the 2006 world championships, along with the gold medal in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

Chris Paul Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

Chris Paul signed a four year, $159 million contract extension with the Houston Rockets in 2018. After his current contract has run its course, Paul will have earned over $340 million on his NBA contracts.

Paul has an estimated net worth of over $120 million, thanks to his NBA income along with endorsements that include State Farm, Nike and Tissot.

Chris Paul Personal Life

Chris Paul was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to Chris Paul and Robin Jones. Paul has an older brother named Charles. He married Jada Crawley in 2011, with whom he has one son named Chris and one daughter named Camryn.

Awards & Achievements

Awards and Honors by Type:
10 x NBA All-Star
2008-2016, 2020
1 x NBA All-Star Game MVP
2013
4 x All-NBA First Team
2008, 2012-2014
3 x All-NBA Second Team
2009, 2015, 2016
1 x All-NBA Third Team
2011
7 x NBA All-Defensive First Team
2009, 2012-2017
2 x NBA All-Defensive Second Team
2008, 2011
1 x NBA Rookie of the Year
2006
1 x NBA All-Rookie First Team
2006
4 x NBA assists leader
2008, 20019, 2014, 2015
6 x NBA steals leader
2008, 2009, 2011-2014
Awards and Honors by Year:
2006
NBA Rookie of the Year, NBA All-Rookie First Team
2008
NBA All-Star, All-NBA First Team, NBA All-Defensive Second Team, NBA assists leader, NBA steals leader
2009
NBA All-Star, All-NBA Second Team, NBA All-Defensive First Team, NBA steals leader
2010
NBA All-Star
2011
NBA All-Star, All-NBA Third Team, NBA All-Defensive Second Team, NBA steals leader
2012
NBA All-Star, All-NBA First Team, NBA All-Defensive First Team, NBA steals leader
2013
NBA All-Star, NBA All-Star Game MVP, All-NBA First Team, NBA All-Defensive First Team, NBA steals leader
2014
NBA All-Star, All-NBA First Team, NBA All-Defensive First Team, NBA assists leader, NBA steals leader
2015
NBA All-Star, All-NBA Second Team, NBA All-Defensive First Team, NBA assists leader
2016
NBA All-Star, All-NBA Second Team, NBA All-Defensive First Team
2017
NBA All-Defensive First Team
2020
NBA All-Star
20019
NBA assists leader

Chris Paul Fun Facts

  • Chris Paul is close friends with NBA stars such as Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James and spends time with them in the offseason.
  • His former agent, Leon Rose, is a member of the New York Knicks front office. As a result, Paul has been linked to the Knicks as a potential acquisition for the team.
  • Paul’s CP3 Foundation was active in raising funds for charitable causes for those impacted by Hurricane Katrina.
  • Paul is an avid bowler, and regularly holds bowling events for charity. 
  • He was the cover athlete for the NBA 2K8 video game.
Career stats
2021-2022
PHO
2020-2021
PHO
2019-2020
OKC
2018-2019
HOU
2017-2018
HOU
2016-2017
LAC
2015-2016
LAC
2014-2015
LAC
2013-2014
LAC
2012-2013
LAC
2011-2012
LAC
2010-2011
NO
2009-2010
NO
Season Team G MIN FG% 3P% FT% REB AST BLK STL PTS
2021-2022
65 32.9 49.3 31.7 83.7 4.4 10.8 0.3 1.9 14.7
2020-2021
70 31.4 49.9 39.5 93.4 4.4 8.9 0.3 1.4 16.4
2019-2020
70 31.5 48.9 36.5 90.7 5.0 6.7 0.2 1.6 17.6
2018-2019
58 32.0 41.9 35.8 86.2 4.6 8.2 0.3 2.0 15.6
2017-2018
58 31.8 46.0 38.0 91.9 5.4 7.9 0.2 1.7 18.6
2016-2017
61 31.5 47.6 41.1 89.2 5.0 9.2 0.1 2.0 18.1
2015-2016
74 32.7 46.2 37.1 89.6 4.2 10.0 0.2 2.0 19.5
2014-2015
82 34.8 48.5 39.8 90.0 4.6 10.2 0.2 1.9 19.1
2013-2014
62 35.0 46.7 36.8 85.5 4.3 10.7 0.1 2.5 19.1
2012-2013
69 33.4 47.8 32.3 88.5 3.7 9.7 0.1 2.4 16.9
2011-2012
62 36.1 47.8 37.2 85.0 3.6 9.1 0.1 2.5 19.6
2010-2011
59 35.7 46.9 41.2 89.5 4.0 9.6 0.1 2.5 16.1
2009-2010
10 33.9 59.4 65.5 84.5 3.4 9.2 0.0 1.7 23.8
Recent Games
Sun 5/15
Thu 5/12
Tue 5/10
Sun 5/8
Fri 5/6
Wed 5/4
Mon 5/2
Thu 4/28
Tue 4/26
Sun 4/24
Date Opp RESULT MIN PTS OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO
Sun 5/15
L 123-90
31 10 0 1 1 4 1 0 0
Thu 5/12
L 86-113
35 13 1 1 2 4 2 0 5
Tue 5/10
W 80-110
34 7 0 2 2 10 1 0 4
Sun 5/8
L 101-111
23 5 0 5 5 7 1 0 2
Fri 5/6
L 94-103
36 12 2 5 7 4 1 0 7
Wed 5/4
W 109-129
36 28 0 6 6 8 1 0 3
Mon 5/2
W 114-121
28 19 0 5 5 3 1 1 1
Thu 4/28
W 115-109
35 33 1 4 5 8 1 0 3
Tue 4/26
W 97-112
38 22 0 6 6 11 3 0 1
Sun 4/24
L 103-118
34 4 1 2 3 11 2 0 3