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Chris Paul rumored to start for the Warriors on opening night

Mar 13, 2023; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles the ball next to Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) in the second quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

With opening night just over a month away, there are strong rumors swirling that Chris Paul may be taking over the starting point guard role for the Golden State Warriors.

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And opening night for the Warriors happens to be against the Phoenix Suns, Paul’s former team.

Per ESPN’s Marc Spears, “I do expect him to start. And I think it’s like five-minute spurts…I don’t know that they really want his minutes to be high, but I think they’re gonna try it. I could be wrong, but that’s the gist I’m getting. This isn’t an opinion that he’s expected to start. It’s what I’m hearing. He’s never not started in his career.”

As Spears pointed out, future Hall of Famer Chris Paul has started in all 1214 games of his 18-year career.

Last season with the Suns, Paul started in 59 games, during which he averaged 13.9 points and 4.3 rebounds.

However, of course, nothing is certain, as training camp has not even started. Warriors’ HC Steve Kerr did point out back in August that he would be evaluating multiple different starting combinations during camp.

From ESPN’s Tom Bomtemps, Kerr stated, “We’ll just look at all kinds of different combinations. The main thing is we know all those guys are going to play a lot of minutes.”

Nonetheless, what better way to kick off the 2023 NBA regular season than Chris Paul starting against his former team, the Phoenix Suns, on opening night?

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