Chris Paul told the media in OKC that he’s happy to join the Thunder during his introductory press conference.
“I’m excited about the opportunity,” the 34-year-old future Hall of Famer said.
CP3 added that he wishes the Houston Rockets well after they traded him this past summer.
“It’s tough,” Paul said Monday at Thunder media day. “I enjoyed my two years [in Houston.] It was amazing. I had some unbelievable opportunities and made some great relationships.
“But things happen. I wish them nothing but the best, and like I said, people always try to tell your story and tell your truth. I have to be who I am and continue to do that and I think everything else will take care of itself.”
Paul, who averaged 15.6 points and 8.2 assists last season, said he holds no resentment toward the Rockets for trading him. He still feels he has plenty left to offer, and he looks forward to working with coach Billy Donovan and being a major piece of the rebuilt Thunder.
“I’m excited,” he said. “It’s funny because a lot of people try to tell your truth, try to tell your story, say what you want and a lot of different kind of stuff. I’m excited about the opportunity, excited about our team and excited about Billy.”