This offseason, the San Antonio Spurs made a significant acquisition by inking veteran point guard Chris Paul to a one-year contract.

He will now have the opportunity to play under renowned head coach Gregg Popovich and alongside rookie sensation Victor Wembanyama.

Paul Pierce, a former NBA champion, recently spoke with “Undisputed” on the change.

Pierce remarked, “Every rising star needs a valuable vet in the locker room.”

Pierce is referring to the young star Wembanyama, who can now gain from the presence of veteran Paul.

Paul is about to start his 20th NBA season, while Wembanyama is entering his second.

The experience Paul has gained over his two decades in the NBA can be incredibly valuable for the development of the French center.


Former NBA player Paul Pierce attends Game Seven of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on May 15, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts.


Wembanyama, who led the league in blocks as a rookie last season, has the potential to become an even more well-rounded player on both offense and defense.

What’s impressive is that he’s already averaging over 20 points and 10 rebounds per game.

He can improve both in the pick-and-roll game and his communication skills.

Even though San Antonio probably won’t win a championship this upcoming season, the intelligence that Popovich and Paul possess together is another fascinating piece of the puzzle.

They only won 22 games the previous season, so it’s unlikely that the 39-year-old Paul will make a significant difference.

However, his leadership and game understanding can help revitalize a younger team that could use some additional senior vigor and experience.

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