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Friday, February 28, 2020

Chris Paul thanks Houston in farewell note on Instagram

Chris Paul Rockets

Chris Paul sent a farewell note to Houston on Instagram Wednesday in which he also shared his excitement about playing for his new team.

Paul was traded by the Rockets to the Oklahoma City Thunder on July 11. CP3 has kept quiet since then, but nearly two weeks later, he finally sent his farewell.

“So thankful to the city of Houston for all your generosity and kindness toward my family and me these past few years! I’m truly blessed to have amazing fans who continue to support me throughout my career. I’m excited to be joining @okcthunder next season and for this new opportunity to compete alongside my Thunder teammates. I started my NBA career playing in Oklahoma City with the New Orleans Hornets and I look forward to returning!” Paul wrote.

Paul joined the NBA in 2005 and spent his first two seasons in Oklahoma City because his Hornets were displaced by Hurricane Katrina. That is what will make this a return for him.

Paul probably took a few weeks before sharing this note on Instagram because his future was in question following the trade to Oklahoma City. The Thunder were looking to trade him, but a combination of Paul’s salary and the Thunder’s unwillingness to include draft assets in a trade resulted in him being retained for now.

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