Leslie Forman wrote:This has nothing to do with Chris Paul. He looked good as a rookie in OKC before the injuries. Seems he is finally back to 100%, which this franchise was never going to give him enough time to get to.
That's not my perception at all, but here are some facts that may support your narrative:
1) He's always played 40 games or less every season except his rookie year, and this year
2) RIGHT after he left us the second time, he only played 9 games and 8 games the following two years respectively.
Personally, I'd argue that a lot of these DNPs were due to Cam just straight sucking, which put coaches in a position where they had to be careful about how much PT they gave him, or avoid him altogether if that were possible.
That said, your perspective and the surrounding supporting facts can't be easily ruled out, much to my dissatisfaction...