Chris Paul is expected to become a starter for the Warriors

Chris Paul‘s role on the Golden State Warriors continues to be a talking point. Since the veteran guard was acquired in a trade with the Washington Wizards, the media and the fanbase have debated whether Paul will spend next season coming off the bench or being part of a small-ball starting five.

Speaking on a recent episode of Yahoo Sport’s “Ball Don’t Lie” podcast, Andescape’s Marc Spears shared his belief that Paul will indeed be part of Golden State’s starting five. However, Spears did note that Steve Kerr will likely keep Paul’s minutes with the starting unit low to manage his health and overall playing time.

“I do expect him to start. And I think it’s like five-minute spurts,” Spears said. “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 jist 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.”

Kerr has remained coy on the subject of Paul’s potential role with the Warriors. During an interview with ESPN’s Tim Bontemps, Kerr noted how no decisions will be made until training camp is underway.

“I think that’ll be a case where you get three weeks of training camp before that first game,” Kerr said “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.”

Warriors fans will be hoping that Paul can make a significant impact in the upcoming season and that he can finally win a championship after it has alluded him for his entire career.

Story originally appeared on Warriors Wire