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Chris Paul’s Season of Redemption Has Thunder Positioned for the Playoffs

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When Chris Paul was sent to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Russell Westbrook trade, he was viewed as a fading star with an albatross contract sent away to NBA limbo. However, Paul and rising star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander have the Thunder in position to make the postseason, which no one foresaw coming into the season. SI’s Robin Lundberg wonders if the Houston Rockets made a mistake trading Paul.