Veteran point guard Chris Paul said he fully intends to play again next season, leaving no doubt about his future following the Suns’ blowout loss to the Mavericks in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinal.
“You play long enough and you don’t win, every time you lose, they’re going to say it was your best chance,” said Paul. “But I think for me, us, it’s we’ll be right back next year. I’ll tell you that much.
“I’m not retiring tomorrow, thank God. Hopefully, I’m healthy coming back. But I’m [going to] keep playing.”
Paull, 37, signed a four-year deal worth $120 million last offseason. The deal is partially guaranteed in the final year.
He had been suffering from a quad injury during the later part of the season, but playing through it, per Marc Spears of Andscape. Paul did not comment on the injury after the game.