July 14, 2019, 8:55 amChris PaulPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Though they are still interested in acquiring his services, the Miami Heat have so far been uninterested in meeting Oklahoma City's asking price for Chris Paul according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.
The assumption by most pundits heading into these trade talks was that it would likely take the Thunder including assets to move the Heat into taking on CP3's massive contract. While we don't know what the Thunder have put on the table in these talks, it's evident that they have not met the threshold to make the financial commitment worth it to the Heat. If Miami isn't a landing spot for Paul, it will be tough to imagine another team, fringing on contention, lining up for his services. It's looking like a real possibility that he starts the season in Oklahoma City, where he will have a lot to prove to contenders that he is worth making a move for. His presence would help Shai Gilgeous-Alexander from a development standpoint, but would likely put a dent in his potential fantasy value.
Source: Barry Jackson on Twitter