Chris Paul traded to Suns as Knicks miss out on star guard

Chris Paul traded to Suns as Knicks miss out on star guard

Chris Paul is headed to the desert, not to the big city.

The Phoenix Suns were finalizing a deal Monday to acquire the 10-time All-Star point guard and Abdel Nader from Oklahoma City for Kelly Oubre, Ricky Rubio, Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque and a 2022 first-round pick, according to ESPN.com.

The 35-year-old Paul averaged 17.6 points and 6.7 assists per game last season for the Thunder, which finished last season 44-28 before losing to the Houston Rockets in the first round of the playoffs. He will earn $41.36 million this season with a $44.2 million player option for 2021-22.

The Suns (34-39) missed the postseason in 2020, but led by shooting guard Devin Booker, they won all eight games they played in the Orlando bubble.

The Knicks also were considered a potential landing spot for Paul, but The Post’s Marc Berman tweeted on on Monday that Paul “seemed mixed on (coming to) New York.”

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