SAN FRANCISCO — The Golden State Warriors finalized their trade with the Wizards for guard Chris Paul on Thursday, sending forward Patrick Baldwin Jr. and guards Jordan Poole and Ryan Rollins to Washington along with a pair of draft picks.
The Wizards will receive a 2027 second-round pick and a 2030 first-round pick, the team said in announcing the trade.
Golden State also signed veteran free agent guard Cory Joseph.
CP3 joins the dubbing:
12x NBA All-Star
9x NBA All-Defensive Team
6x NBA steals leader
5x NBA Assists Leader
2x Olympic gold medalist
NBA 75th Anniversary Team pic.twitter.com/Z0NpQCNzhG
— Warriors of the Golden State (@guerreros) July 6, 2023
The 38-year-old 12-time All-Star Paul is ready to complement and take pressure off the Splash Brother tandem of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson as the Warriors strive to chase another championship. After winning the 2022 title, Golden State lost in the Western Conference semifinals to LeBron James and the Lakers.
Draymond Green last week agreed to a new $100 million, four-year contract.
Washington acquired Paul from the Phoenix Suns on June 24. The point guard averaged 13.9 points, 8.9 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.54 steals in 32.0 minutes while starting all 59 games he played for Phoenix last season.
Joseph, 31, averaged 6.9 points, 3.5 assists and 1.7 rebounds playing 19.8 minutes in 62 games with two starts for the Pistons last season.
Selected by the Spurs 29th overall in 2011, Joseph also played stints with the Spurs, Toronto, Indiana and Sacramento over 12 seasons.
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