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Chris Paul | Guard | #3

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/6/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 175
College: Wake Forest
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (4) / NO
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Chris Paul scored 11 points (3-of-10 FG, 4-of-4 FT) with nine assists, four steals, three rebounds and one three-pointer in 37 minutes Monday against the Jazz.
Paul is averaging 9.2 assists per game over his last five, more than a full assist higher than his average on the season (8.1 apg). But he continues to struggle shooting the basketball, as over the last five he's made just 33.9% of his shots from the field and 34.6% from beyond the arc. James Harden's herculean effort led the way Monday night, but the Rockets need to get Paul going when it comes to his shot. Dec 17 - 10:57 PM

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James Harden (strained left hamstring) will miss the Rockets' next two games and will be reevaluated next week.

An MRI revealed a Grade-1 strain and it remains to be seen if he misses more than two games -- he'll be evaluated again prior to Houston's road trip, beginning Friday, Nov. 2. He's out Friday and next Tuesday which means Chris Paul will be very busy as a playmaker. Eric Gordon will get all the minutes he can handle but obviously no one player can absorb Harden's massive role for the Rockets. If he does return for the start of Houston's road trip, owners could still get two games out of him next week.
Oct 25 - 5:03 PM

James Harden is only expected to miss one game with the hamstring issue, according to sources of Kelly Iko of The Athletic.

Harden will be re-evaluated later today, but owners should plan on being without his services for Friday's game against the Clippers. Mike D'Antoni hinted that he'll consider throwing Carmelo Anthony into the starting five while Harden is out, so he could see minutes in the high-30s on Friday night as he looks to build off his 22-point outing. Chris Paul will also be returning to the floor on Friday and should see an uptick in usage.
Oct 25 - 10:29 AM

Eric Gordon shot just 5-of-21 for 11 points on Wednesday, adding four boards, three assists and one block in 40 minutes.

Chris Paul was serving the second game of his suspension but he's due back in the lineup on Friday. That might send Gordon back to his typical sixth-man role, which hasn't been nearly as conducive to fantasy value since he joined the Rockets. Then again, Gordon could be gifted another start due to uncertainty about James Harden, who left this game with hamstring tightness. Keep an eye on Houston's injury report.
Oct 24 - 11:49 PM

Updating a previous report, James Ennis (right hamstring) is expected to miss the next 2-3 games for Houston.

With Chris Paul (suspended) also unavailable for Wednesday's game against the Jazz, Michael Carter-Williams will move into the starting lineup alongside James Harden, Eric Gordon, P.J. Tucker and Clint Capela. While MCW will see an uptick in minutes, we don't expect him to bring anything noteworthy to the boxscore. Mike D'Antoni said that Ennis' hamstring injury "wasn't too serious," so he should be back by next Wednesday.
Oct 23 - 2:22 PM

Eric Gordon made a fill-in start vs. the Clippers on Sunday, notching 21 points (7-of-18 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), five triples, five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 33 minutes.

Chris Paul was slapped with a two-game suspension following Saturday's altercation with Rajon Rondo, so we should see more of Gordon again on Wednesday vs. the Jazz. His stats were inflated in almost every single category as a starter last year, so plug him in everywhere you own him.
Oct 21 - 11:53 PM

Rajon Rondo has been suspended three games for his role in Saturday's fight.

This keeps him out until Oct. 27 vs. the Spurs, and in the meantime we expect Lonzo Ball to be very busy. The Lakers still have ball-handling options with LeBron James on the court, and Josh Hart should also step into a bigger role. The Rockets submitted a video angle that may have shown Rondo spitting on Chris Paul, initiating Paul's face-shove, and it appears the league office was convinced. Rondo's owners could actually be relieved he wasn't hit with a longer suspension.
Oct 21 - 6:41 PM

James Ennis will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's season opener against the Pelicans, and Carmelo Anthony will come off the bench.

Ennis will be joined by Chris Paul, James Harden, P.J. Tucker and Clint Capela, and that lineup should hold, unless they have serious issues. Melo has talked a lot about embracing the sixth man role, but it'll be interesting to see who's on the floor to close tonight. Ennis isn't a target in most settings, despite the starter tag.
Oct 17 - 6:22 PM

Clint Capela (foot) and P.J. Tucker (back) will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's preseason matchup with the Spurs.

Capela sat out Thursday's exhibition game with a sore foot, but the injury was never believed to be serious and the fact that he'll be suiting up for a meaningless game confirms that. Tucker will be making his preseason debut, which will push Carmelo Anthony back to the second unit. Chris Paul, James Harden and James Ennis will join Capela and Tucker in the starting five today.
Oct 7 - 2:37 PM

Chris Paul, James Harden, Carmelo Anthony, James Ennis and Clint Capela will start in Tuesday's preseason game against the Grizzlies.

P.J. Tucker is out with a minor back issue, so Melo will draw the start, and it'll be interesting to see how he looks with the first-unit. Marquese Chriss could also get some extended run tonight with Nene (calf) unavailable.
Oct 2 - 6:46 PM

James Harden had 27 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in Houston’s 127-105 Game 2 win over Golden State on Wednesday.

Harden’s 27 points tied Eric Gordon for the team-high, and he got some much needed help from his teammates for Houston to pull off the victory and tie the series at 1-1. Five Rockets scored in double digits, including Chris Paul, P.J. Tucker and Trevor Ariza, and the team knocked down 16 triples after making 13 in Game 1. Harden also came up big on the glass, and his 10 boards were a postseason high.
May 16 - 11:31 PM

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

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