Chris Paul says coaches want him to be more aggressive on offense

The Clippers’ Chris Paul #3 shoots during their game against the Suns at the Staples Center Saturday, November 15, 2014.  (Photo by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Daily News)

Chris Paul goes up for a shot against Phoenix on Saturday/Staff photo by Hans Gutknecht


Chris Paul is a point guard, so he has not really taken an enormous amount of shots during his NBA career. He has averaged 13.7 over nine-plus seasons. He took 13 shots in Saturday’s 120-107 victory over the Phoenix Suns. He made 10 of them, going 5-for-6 from 3-point range for a game-high 32 points.

Paul said new Clippers assistant coach Sam Cassell has been trying to get him to be more aggressive and take more shots.

“Sam is constantly on me,” Paul said late Saturday night. “He thinks I pass up a thousand shots. I do pass up a few shots here and there, and I am working on that. They (the coaches) constantly stay on me about being aggressive.”

Paul made three of his 3-pointers during a 42-third quarter that broke open a game that was tied at halftime.