Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Reasons to not pursue Chris Paul this offseason

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There has been some recent talk about the Los Angeles Lakers pursuing Chris Paul this offseason. Here are three reasons why they shouldn’t.

With the NBA season being suspended, the Los Angeles Lakers are hoping that the league will find a way to resume the season, or at least allow for the playoffs to start.

Before the season was suspended, the Lakers had the best record in the Western Conference and second-best in the league overall. Even though their last game was a disappointing loss to the Brooklyn Nets, the Lakers were just coming off of wins against the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers.

While the Lakers have been playing great basketball this season, they have had a few noticeable flaws. The most glaring has been at the point guard position, where they lack a playmaking guard.

Before the NBA Trade Deadline, the Lakers were interested in trading for Derrick Rose to help at the position, however, nothing came of it. The Lakers were never really able to address the need, as they signed Dion Waiters to help as a playmaker, but he wasn’t able to get on the floor before the season was suspended.

With the issue likely to still be there next season, the name of Chris Paul has been floated around. Paul was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder last offseason from the Houston Rockets. Many didn’t think Paul would play long in OKC, if at all. However, he was able to have an All-Star caliber season and help get OKC into the playoff picture.

While Paul might still have some gas left in the tank, here are three reasons why the Lakers should not pursue him.