Three Dot Thoughts – Casey Jacobsen On Chris Paul Being A “Bumpy Ride”

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Not everyone is a fan of the Chris Paul trade. Casey Jacobsen, the former Sun, was with me last week with this interesting take on the Paul deal.

“I want to be honest and transparent, there is a risk factor here. Chris Paul is a first-ballot Hall of Famer. However, there is another side to this coin that you have to talk about,” Jacobsen said. “He can be a difficult personality for an organization and for young players. He’s a grating personality, he yells, barks at guys constantly and there’s a laundry list of his former teammates, if you want to go to Blake Griffin or DeAndre Jordan, Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis, even Ryan Hollins, a friend of mine who have come out and said, ‘Chris is difficult to play with and can rub people the wrong way.'”

Jacobson finished with, “He (Chris Paul) can be a bit of a bumpy ride.” Hear the full interview here:

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