Old video of Jayson Tatum praising Chris Paul as teams gear up for CP3 pursuit

As speculation mounts as to where future Hall of Fame point guard Chris Paul ends up after his likely exit from the Phoenix Suns mounts, an old interview of Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum resurfaced featuring the St. Louis native praising Paul’s game and knowledge of the sport.

“I had never heard of a 3-for-2, and the person I learned that from was Chris Paul,” explained Tatum on JJ Redick’s “Old Man and the 3” podcast (h/t Heavy’s Matt John). “The first time I heard him say it was my third year. He was in OKC, and I asked him after the game. I was like, ‘What the hell is a 3-for-2?’ He was like, ‘Basically, you shoot it at 1:05, 1:03. So then you get the ball back two more times. I literally asked him after the game.”

“It’s things like that — they’re so valuable because Chris Paul is one of the smartest players, right?” continued Tatum. “Somebody that you would love to have on your team and I absolutely hate playing against. I hate playing against Chris.”

While there is a range of ball clubs who would be happy to sign the veteran floor general, it all comes down to what he wants.

The Celtics and most teams in the contention picture will not have much if any cap space to sign him with (in Boston’s case the taxpayer midlevel exception), but CP3 has made plenty of cash via contracts and endorsements over the years, so it may just come down to where he feels winning a ring is mos probable — or where he can contribute most to that exercise.

And in that, the Celtics have a solid argument.

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