Christopher Emmanuel Paul (born May 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
So, what is Chris Paul’s injury?
Injury Status: Active
UPDATE (Feb. 04):
The Phoenix Suns beat the Boston Celtics 106-94. This was the fourth loss in six games for the NBA’s best team, the Celtics.
Phoenix’s lead was cut from 20 points in the second quarter to just one by the end of the third, thanks to Chris Paul’s 15 points, eight assists, and six rebounds. The Suns started the fourth quarter with eight straight points to stop Boston from making a comeback.
UPDATE (Feb. 03):
On Wednesday against the Hawks, Paul played 27 minutes and finished with three points (1-6 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two rebounds, three assists, and one block.
The future Hall of Famer struggled mightily against Trae Young and the Hawks, shooting just 1-for-6 and turning the ball over twice as often as he assisted (three). The fact that Paul is getting older is often used as an excuse for his inconsistent play, but he had been on a roll prior to Wednesday, averaging 21.6 points, 10.4 assists, 5.6 rebounds, and 2.8 three-pointers in his previous five games.
UPDATE (Feb. 01):
Paul had 19 points (5-11 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 5-5 FT), nine assists, four rebounds, and two blocks in Monday’s 114-106 win over Toronto. He did all of this in 35 minutes.
Paul has scored 10 or more points in five straight games since coming back from a seven-game hip injury absence. On Monday, he almost had a fifth straight double-double by not getting an assist.
Even so, the veteran point guard hasn’t shown any signs of rust since coming back from his break. Since then, he has averaged 21.6 points, 10.4 assists, 5.6 rebounds, 1 steal, and 1 block per game. You can expect Paul to keep taking on more offensive tasks until Devin Booker (groin) can play again.
UPDATE (Jan. 30):
On Saturday’s 128-118 overtime win over the Spurs, Paul scored 31 points (12-20 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 6-6 FT), grabbed seven rebounds, dished out 11 assists, blocked two shots, and swiped one ball in 39 minutes.
Paul scored 31 points to lead a depleted Phoenix team to victory in overtime, and he added 11 assists for his fourth consecutive double-double. On Saturday he shot 60% from the field, made all of his free throws, and added his usual defensive stats.
Since making his comeback from a hip injury, the future Hall of Famer has been on a roll.
UPDATE (Jan. 28):
In Thursday’s 99-95 loss to Dallas, Paul finished with 22 points (9-16 FG, 4-7 3Pt), six rebounds, 10 assists, and one steal in 38 minutes of action.
Despite the loss, the veteran floor general looked as good as ever, shooting well from the field and dishing out 10 or more assists for the third game in a row since his return from a seven-game absence due to a hip injury.
Paul has averaged a double-double in his three games back on the court and is shooting 53.5 percent from the field during this stretch.
UPDATE (Jan. 26):
Chris Paul (hip) helped the Suns beat the Grizzlies 112-110 on Sunday. In 38 minutes, he scored 22 points (8-18 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 3-3 FT), had 11 assists, six rebounds, three steals, and one block.
Even though he had missed the Suns’ last seven games because of his hip injury, Paul looked as good as ever when he was on the court, and the fact that he played a lot of minutes showed that the coaching and training staffs had no problem easing him back in.
Since Devin Booker’s (groin) injury will probably keep him out for another week, Paul could score more in the next few games. Managers who were waiting to bring Paul back from the injured list can do so now with confidence based on how he played and how many minutes he played on Sunday.
UPDATE (Jan. 19):
Paul’s (hip) availability for Thursday’s game against the Nets is in doubt.
UPDATE (Jan. 16):
Coach Monty Williams told that Chris Paul’s hip injury will keep him out of Monday’s game against the Grizzlies.
Williams confirmed that CP3 didn’t go with the Suns on their four-game road trip, which started in Golden State last Tuesday and ends in Memphis on Monday.
The coach said that Paul can get better care for his right hip injury if he stays in Phoenix. However, until the Suns return home, it’s unlikely that the team will have any news about Paul’s availability for the upcoming five-game homestand, which starts Thursday with a game against the Nets.
UPDATE (Jan. 13):
Chris Paul (hip) will sit again Friday versus the Timberwolves.
UPDATE (Jan. 11):
Paul (hip) is listed as questionable for Wednesday’s game.
UPDATE (Jan. 08):
Chris Paul (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cavs.
About Chris Paul
|No. 3 – Phoenix Suns|
|Born||May 6, 1985
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.[a]
|Listed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Listed weight||175 lb (79 kg)|
|High school||West Forsyth
(Clemmons, North Carolina)
|College||Wake Forest (2003–2005)|
|NBA draft||2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall|
|Selected by the New Orleans Hornets|
|2005–2011||New Orleans Hornets[b]|
|2011–2017||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2019–2020||Oklahoma City Thunder|