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Chris Paul | Guard | #3

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/6/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 175
College: Wake Forest
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (4) / NO
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Chris Paul bounced back on Wednesday with 27 points, eight assists, three steals and three rebounds in just 30 minutes during the Rockets' blowout Game 2 victory.
CP3 was unusually inefficient in Game 1, committing six turnovers while shooting 5-of-14 from the field, but it didn't take him long to make amends. He made 10-of-18 field goals and 4-of-4 free throws, made three 3-pointers, committed just one turnover, and sank a variety of circus shots before resting down the stretch. If there were any doubts about his health after Sunday's dud, he erased them with tonight's performance. Apr 19 - 12:14 AM

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James Harden shot 2-of-18 from the field for 12 points on Wednesday, making 7-of-8 free throws with seven assists, four rebounds, three steals and three blocks.

Harden finished 1-of-10 from downtown, yet the Rockets still pulled away for a 102-82 victory thanks to lock-down defense and big games from Chris Paul (27 points) and Gerald Green (21 points). The Wolves threw multiple defenders at Harden all night long and considering they held him to 11.1% percent shooting, it's a strategy we're likely to see again as the series shifts to Minnesota for Game 3 on Saturday.
Apr 19 - 12:13 AM

Eric Gordon shot 3-of-10 from the field and 1-of-7 from deep on Sunday, scoring seven points with two assists, one rebound, one steal and one block in 30 minutes.

Gordon didn't get to the free-throw line and he wasn't the only Rockets player to struggle from downtown. Trevor Ariza, P.J. Tucker, Chris Paul and Gerald Green combined for a 2-of-18 mark from deep, which is almost unthinkable. The Wolves allowed opponents to shoot 36.6% from deep this season (13th-highest in the league) and we're expecting these guys to find the range sooner rather than later.
Apr 15 - 11:58 PM

Trevor Ariza, Chris Paul, James Harden, Eric Gordon and Clint Capela will all be rested for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Kings.

It's a matchup against the Kings and the Rockets are locked in as the No. 1 seed, so there's zero incentive for any of the main guys to risk getting injured tonight. Joe Johnson and Gerald Green should be busy on offense tonight with all the main guys out.
Apr 11 - 9:05 PM

P.J. Tucker will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday game against the Heat, with Ryan Anderson (ankle) unavailable.

Joining Tucker in the starting five will be Chris Paul, James Harden, Luc Mbah a Moute and Clint Capela. Through four starts this season, Tucker has compiled averages of 5.3 points, 7.3 boards and 1.3 steals per game on 35.3% shooting, so he's really only a low-end streamer in deep leagues.
Feb 7 - 7:26 PM

James Harden led the Rockets to victory on Sunday with 27 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists, three 3-pointers, two steals, one block and six turnovers in 38 minutes.

Harden didn't have the best shooting performance, going 8-of-21 from the field and 8-of-12 from the charity stripe, but we doubt his owners are complaining. Trevor Ariza went down just 30 seconds into the game with a hamstring injury, and Chris Paul didn't look quite right during the fourth, so it'll be interesting to see if those guys hit the sidelines on Tuesday with a matchup against the 14-34 Magic. Per nbawowy.com, when CP3 and Ariza have been off the floor, Harden's usage rate spikes to 43.0.
Jan 28 - 7:13 PM

The league will not be suspending James Harden or Chris Paul for their participation in Monday's locker room incident with the Clippers.

Harden and Paul have been described as trying to calm the situation down, so they won't be catching any heat in this ordeal, while both Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green will be serving a two-game suspension. Harden is expected to make it back to the court on Thursday, and he'll be dealing with a 24-25 minute limit.
Jan 17 - 6:41 PM

Mike D'Antoni said that James Harden (hamstring) could return to the court for Thursday's game against the Timberwolves or Saturday's game vs. the Warriors.

It sounds like Harden will sit out Monday's game against the Clippers, but there's a good chance he'll be getting back out there next week, which could queue the end of Gerald Green's run as a fantasy relevant asset. Eric Gordon will return to the bench once Harden is able to get back out there, and Chris Paul's usage and assist rate will take a slight hit.
Jan 14 - 3:03 PM

James Harden (hamstring) was able to get up some shots at shootaround on Wednesday.

Head coach Mike D'Antoni said that Harden has looked "really good" as he continues his rehab from the Grade 2 hamstring strain, and members of Harden's camp have indicated that he could be back "soon, anytime next week," so maybe he'll return at the end of his initial two-week timetable. In the meantime, Chris Paul, Eric Gordon and Gerald Green will continue to pick up the slack in his absence.
Jan 10 - 12:28 PM

Gerald Green is "finalizing a non-guaranteed deal to sign with the Houston Rockets," sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Green has been out of basketball all season after getting released by Milwaukee before the year began, but he'll be back as insurance with Chris Paul (adductor) and Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) sidelined.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 03:02:00 PM

Eric Gordon hit 8-of-21 shots with five 3-pointers on Wednesday, scoring 21 points with four rebounds, one steal and one block in 36 minutes vs. the Lakers.

Gordon hit a rough patch when Chris Paul returned, which bumped him back to a sixth-man role, but he's in a groove lately with averages of 21.4 points (59.0% FGs, 78.9% FTs) and 4.0 triples over Houston's past five games. He currently leads the NBA in net rating, with the Rockets outscoring opponents by +18.2 points per 100 possessions when he's on the court. He won't stay this hot offensively but could see his usage increase if CP3 (adductor) is forced to miss any games.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 12:40:00 AM

James Harden scored 51 points in a losing effort on Wednesday, making 15-of-27 FGs and 17-of-21 FTs with nine assists, four 3-pointers, three rebounds, one steal and one block.

Harden was cold from the field in his previous four games (35.9 percent), but you can't keep MVP candidates down for long. The 21 free throw attempts were a new season-high, and he tied his high with 43 minutes played, but in the end Houston's 14-game win streak was snapped by the visiting Lakers. Chris Paul exited this game with a sore adductor, and if he misses time we should see more monster lines from Harden. As a side note, he's already set a single-season franchise record with 20+ points in 30 consecutive games.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 12:36:00 AM

Eric Gordon will start Wednesday's game in place of Chris Paul (knee).

Gordon scored 24 points on Tuesday and he should be firing away again tonight, making him an interesting DFS target. Paul's injury doesn't seem long-term, though, so this doesn't do too much for Gordon's outlook.
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 08:33:00 PM

Eric Gordon started on Friday with Chris Paul (knee, shoulder) sidelined, dropping a game-high 27 points on 9-of-18 shooting, including a 6-of-12 mark from downtown.

Gordon was effortlessly draining 3-pointers early in the game, and it looks like his role will expand if CP3 is forced to miss any games this season. For now, Paul's absence is being called a precaution and it sounds like he'll be ready to go for Houston's opener on Tuesday. Gordon's fantasy value is overwhelmingly reliant upon 3-pointers, but it helps that he played in 75 games last year, the most since his rookie campaign in 2008-09.
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 11:01:00 PM

Mike D'Antoni suggested in a recent interview that James Harden will play shooting guard "for a large part of the game," now that Chris Paul is in Houston.

There's no surprise here, and D'Antoni also said that Harden will remain "on the point a lot." CP3 and Harden will likely be staggered in the rotation, keeping one of them on the court at all times, which was hinted at in D'Antoni's quotes. "The year before ... we moved [Harden] over to point guard, and now we're going [to] probably move him back [to shooting guard] for a large part of the game. He'll still be on the point a lot." The newly-minted Coach of the Year had one of the league's fastest and most-efficient offenses, prior to CP3's arrival, so this superstar backcourt shouldn't be an issue for fantasy owners.
Source: USA Today
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 11:14:00 PM

The Clippers acquired Kyle Wiltjer on Wednesday.

He's part of the Chris Paul deal. Wiltjer played a grand total of 44 minutes last season for his 13 points. He likely won't be on the roster next month.
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 03:51:00 PM

The Clippers have traded for Patrick Beverley in the Chris Paul blockbuster.

It's an interesting week for Beverley, who was just named to First-Team All Defense on Monday. Beverley techincally started at shooting guard last year and wasn't much of an offensive factor, turning in a 14.1 usage rate in his 67 games. He'll almost certainly see more scoring opportunities with the Clippers and possibly even more than his 30.7 minutes per game. If the Clippers don't add much next month, he could be a solid fantasy target in the middle rounds.
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 11:52:00 AM

The Rockets have reportedly made Ryan Anderson, Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams available via trade in order to open up some cap space for free agency this summer.

Trading away these guys would help the Rockets bring in another superstar to play alongside James Harden, and thus far, they've been linked to Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Kyle Lowry, Paul Millsap and Paul George. Both Williams and Beverley make for very enticing trade chips as both guys are on the final year of their very cap friendly contracts, and Anderson's 3-point shooting prowess from the four-spot should be able to attract some potential suitors. Stay tuned.
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 01:31:00 PM

The Rockets are reportedly "actively shopping" Patrick Beverley ahead of Thursday's 2017 NBA draft.

The Rockets currently do not have the cap space to pursue a top-tier free agent this offseason but getting Beverley's contract worth roughly $10.5 million over the next two years would be step one in freeing up some salary. There have been some reports that the Rockets would like to be a part of the Paul George or Chris Paul sweepstakes, but they'll need to do more than shedding Beverley's deal to make that happen. For what it's worth, Beverley is reportedly open to a trade away from Houston.
Tue, Jun 20, 2017 04:03:00 PM

Austin Rivers went 4-of-12 from the field in Sunday's Game 7 loss to the Jazz, on his way to nine points, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and two turnovers in 38 minutes.

Rivers perhaps was a bit too comfortable jacking up contested shots in this one, and while he did do a decent job defensively against Gordon Hayward, his inability to have a positive impact on the offensive end was a major issue for Los Angeles. As a side note, with the Game 7 loss, the Clippers became the first team in NBA history to blow a series lead in five straight postseasons, so it'll be interesting to see what happens with J.J. Redick, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin during free agency.
Sun, Apr 30, 2017 06:40:00 PM

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