How This Mind-Blowing Chris Paul Stat Elevates Your Game!

This isn't a revelation by any means, but Chris Paul is a great point guard!

And after the mind-blowing data I'm about to reveal to you about Chris Paul, I'll share why this helps you elevate your game.

This last March, after I saw the Phoenix Suns soaring with the addition of Chris Paul, I thought to myself...

"There he goes again... instantly making an impact with a new team."

Then I thought to myself, "Hmmm... I wonder how much of an impact Chris Paul had on teams."

So I sought out to see how many wins Chris Paul added to a team in the first year he joined them.

Then I wanted to see how his teams were affected the year after he left.

It's not a perfect science, but I thought you could definitely see some trends.

To be honest, I was a bit taken back after I looked at the data...

However, I wanted to wait until this year finished to complete the numbers for the Phoenix Suns.

So here we are!

Whenever teams add Chris Paul to the roster, they ALWAYS improve. When he leaves, they ALWAYS do worse... by quite a significant margin!

If your pro-rate for a 82 game season:

When Chris Paul joins the team, on average, they win 14 more games in the first season with him.

When Chris Paul leaves the team, on average, they win 14 fewer games in the first season without him.

And the year he joined the OKC Thunder, both Russell Westbrook and Paul George had left the year before. And their win percentage still slightly improved... That's simply amazing!

Here is some of the data...

The Effects of When You Add Chris Paul

The first two sets of data show what happens the year before and the year after Chris Paul joins a team.

All of the wins were pro-rated for a 82 game season to figure out additional wins added by Chris Paul.

  • 2004-05 NO Hornets: 18-64 (.220 win percentage)
  • 2005-06 NO Hornets: 38-44 (.463 win percentage)

After Paul joined the NO Hornets in 2005-06, this equated to 20 more wins in his rookie season!

  • 2010-11 LA Clippers: 32-50 (.390 win percentage)
  • 2011-12 LA Clippers: 40-26 (.606 win percentage) - Equal to 50 wins in 82 game season.

After Paul joined the LA Clippers in 2011-12, this equated to 18 more wins.

  • 2016-17 Houston Rockets: 55-27 (.671 win percentage)
  • 2017-18 Houston Rockets: 65-17 (.793 win percentage)

After Paul joined the Houston Rockets in 2017-18, this equated to 10 more wins.

  • 2018-19 OKC Thunder: 49-33 (.598 win percentage)
  • 2019-20 OKC Thunder: 44-28 (.611 win percentage) - Equal to 50 wins in 82 game season.

After Paul joined the OKC Thunder in 2019-20, this equated to 1 more win.

As mentioned before, this was the year after the exits of superstars Russell Westbrook and Paul George.

  • 2019-20 Phoenix Suns: 34-39 (.466 win percentage) - Equal to 38 wins in 82 game season.
  • 2020-21 Phoenix Suns: 51-21 (.708 win percentage) - Equal to 58 wins in 82 game season.

After Paul joined the Phoenix Suns in 2020-21, this equated to 20 more wins.

Average win percentage the season before Chris Paul: 46.9%
Average win percentage first season after adding Chris Paul: 63.6%

The Effects of When You Lose Chris Paul

Now let's look at the effects of the following year when Chris Paul leaves a team.

The first year listed will be the final year Chris Paul was with the team. The following year will be the first year without Chris Paul.

  • 2010-11 New Orleans Hornets 46-36 (.561 win percentage)
  • 2011-12 New Orleans Hornets: 21-45 (.318 win percentage) - Equal to 26 wins in 82 game season.

After Paul left, the New Orleans Hornets won 20 fewer games in the 2011-12 season.

  • 2016-17 LA Clippers: 51-31 (.622 win percentage)
  • 2017-18 LA Clippers: 42-40 (.512 win percentage)

After Paul left, the LA Clippers won 9 fewer games in the 2017-18 season.

  • 2018-19 Houston Rockets: 53-29 (.646 win percentage)
  • 2019-20 Houston Rockets: 44-28 (.611 win percentage) - Equal to 50 wins in 82 game season.

After Paul left, the Houston Rockets won 3 fewer games in the 2019-20 season.

  • 2019-20 OKC Thunder: 44-28 (.611 win percentage) - Equal to 50 wins in 82 game season.
  • 2020-21 OKC Thunder: 22-50 (.306 win percentage) - Equal to 25 wins in 82 game season

After Paul left, the OKC Thunder won 25 fewer games in the 2020-21 season.

Average win percentage for last season with Chris Paul: 61.0%
Average win percentage the season after Chris Paul leaves: 43.7%

Well, I think it's quite obvious why Chris Paul has earned the nickname Point God!

Here's the great news...

Here's the bad news...

The Great News Is That You Have the Opportunity To Study Chris Paul!

You should study everything he does on the court and how he...

  • Dribbles towards help defense to suck them in then passes to the open player
  • Always plays at a speed that is under control
  • Constantly changes pace to keep the defense off balance and physically exhaust them
  • Consistently scans the floor locating his teammates and the defense
  • Uses fakes with his eyes to shift the defender and opens up driving and passing lanes

He also commits some serious effort and attention to defense...

He made the NBA All-Defensive Team 9 times during his career!

And possibly just as important, study what he does off the court!

  • How does he communicate with his teammates
  • What does he do to develop a connection and bond
  • How he approaches film study
  • How he works with coaches to elevate the team

Great leaders also observe and learn from others.

Look at what Paul said in an article on https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org,

"Everyone always talks about what I can teach Book (Devin Booker) or what I can teach some of these other guys, but they're teaching me, too," Paul said. "We're here to hoop, we're here to compete and I think that's the way I approach this."

The bad news is that time is limited! Chris Paul won't be playing at this high of a level for many more years.

So enjoy him while it lasts!

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