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Chris Paul | Guard | #3

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/6/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 175
College: Wake Forest
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (4) / NO
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Chris Paul (right hand) underwent surgery on Tuesday morning and he's expected to miss the next 4-6 weeks of action.
This effectively ends Paul's postseason run, and it'll be Austin Rivers moving into the starting five, with more Jamal Crawford, J.J. Redick and Jeff Green being asked to do more on the offensive end. Pablo Prigioni should play more as well, but Crawford figures to be the primary beneficiary here sans CP3. With a 4-6 week timetable, Paul has plenty of time to get himself ready for the 2016-17 season. Apr 26 - 5:02 PM

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Chris Paul (hand) will likely miss at least the next four weeks of action, according to Alidad Ghiassi, assistant professor of clinical orthopedic surgery at Keck Medicine of USC.

While Ghiassi did not personally examine Paul, he said that a 4-week timetable is standard procedure for the type of fracture that Paul is dealing with, with an 8-week absence being the maximum amount of time on the sidelines. Jamal Crawford and Austin Rivers will see the largest boost in fantasy value sans CP3, with Crawford offering the most upside. Pablo Prigioni should also play more, while Blake Griffin (quad) will do the heavy lifting on offense. For what it's worth, Ghiassi said that while surgery is rarely required for a fracture of the third metacarpal, inserting some plates and screws in order to stabilize the metacarpal can help speed up the recovery process.

Chris Paul (fractured hand) is likely out for the rest of the playoffs, according to sources.

The Clippers are hoping for a better prognosis once swelling goes down, but it doesn't sound like they'll have their star point guard for the rest of the playoffs. "Well, I didn’t see the play, I just know he fractured his hand," head coach Doc Rivers said. "He’s going to get it evaluated tomorrow, but it obviously doesn’t look very good for him." We'll keep an eye on news surrounding Paul, but Austin Rivers and Jamal Crawford are set to see a boost in minutes.
Apr 26 - 9:03 AM

Chris Paul suffered a fractured third metacarpal in his right hand and will not return.

Not good. The vast majority of metacarpal fractures require 4-6 weeks off, so Paul might be out for the rest of the playoffs. With Paul out now, Austin Rivers and Jamal Crawford will have to run the point more while Pablo Prigioni will likely play. This is terrible news for the Clippers' chances to advance.
Apr 26 - 12:45 AM

Chris Paul went to the locker room in the fourth quarter on Monday.

The training staff was looking at him on the bench for a couple minutes before he walked back to the locker room. Paul may be getting X-rays here, so we should have an update soon. If he's out, this would obviously hurt the Clippers big time.
Apr 26 - 12:30 AM

Chris Paul scored 26 points during a 96-88 loss to the Blazers on Saturday, adding three rebounds, nine assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

He's turned it up a notch with at least 25 points in all three games this series. Plus, his efficiency has been solid in all three with just 1.3 turnovers per game. Paul has arguably the highest floor in DFS with his assists, scoring, efficiency, steals and relatively low turnovers. The Clippers are still up 2-1 in this series.
Apr 24 - 1:27 AM

Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin, J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford will all be rested on Wednesday vs. the Suns.

Paul scored 12 points with 13 assists, two boards, two steals and two 3-pointers on Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies. He will likely finish the season as the sixth best asset in standard leagues and was coming into Tuesday's game with averages of 19.6 points, 9.9 assists, 4.2 boards, 2.1 steals, 1.6 3-pointers and 2.6 turnovers on 46.2 percent shooting from the field. With CP3 out on Wednesday, Austin Rivers and Pablo Prigioni are looking at a lot of minutes, with Rivers offering the most upside.
Apr 13 - 1:16 AM

Chris Paul (rest) struggled with his shot in his return from a one-game absence on Sunday, going 2-of-10 from the field on his way to five points, seven boards, 11 assists and one steal in 35 minutes.

The scoring wasn't there, but CP3 still was able to offer his owners a healthy amount of assists without turning the ball over once. Owners can expect a bounce-back performance on Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies, but beware of a potential rest day on Wednesday with a matchup against the 22-58 Suns.
Apr 10 - 7:10 PM

Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan and J.J. Redick will all be back in the lineup for Sunday's game vs. Dallas.

Additionally, every Clipper will be available on Sunday except for Paul Pierce (rest). After Sunday, the Clippers take on the Grizzlies on Tuesday (at home) and then the Suns on Wednesday (on the road) to close out their season, so hopefully Paul will play in at least one of those games even though the Clippers have the No. 4 seed in the West locked down. Pablo Prigioni will head back to the bench on Sunday.
Apr 10 - 2:01 PM

Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan, J.J. Redick and Wes Johnson will all be rested for Friday's game against Utah.

Doc Rivers said he's hopeful that he can rest his starters during road games to close out the year, so all the Clippers starters will likely also sit out their final game of the season in Phoenix. Pablo Prigioni, Jamal Crawford, Paul Pierce, Luc Mbah a Moute and Cole Aldrich are being listed as the probable starters for Friday's game, and it'll be Crawford and Aldrich making for the most attractive DFS targets out of that group.
Apr 7 - 4:30 PM

Chris Paul (rest) is questionable for Friday's game against the Jazz.

Clippers head coach Doc Rivers has said he'd like to rest his starters on road games for the remainder of the season, but he needs to see how healthy the rest of the team is before he makes the decision. With Paul a prime rest candidate for Friday, Austin Rivers would make for a very solid daily play. Stay tuned.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 7 - 11:24 AM

Chris Paul needed just 23 minutes to score 25 points in a 103-81 win vs. the Lakers on Tuesday, shooting 10-of-14 from the field.

The game was a blowout, so hopefully the low minutes tonight means he will be allowed to play on the second night of a back-to-back set when the Clippers play the Lakers again on Wednesday. As always, be sure to check the injury report to make sure CP3 is active. He added eight assists, four boards, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.
Apr 6 - 1:27 AM

Chris Paul scored 27 points and dished out 12 assists on Sunday, making 10-of-19 FGs and 6-of-7 FTs with three rebounds, two assists and just two turnovers.

CP3 sat out Thursday's game to get some rest, resulting in a three-day break, and he looked phenomenal in a fast-paced matchup vs. John Wall tonight. Paul has been dominant this season and the only thing that can slow him down is another DNP -- owners should double-check his status for back-to-back games vs. the Lakers this Tuesday and Wednesday.
Apr 3 - 7:35 PM

Chris Paul (rest) will return to the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Wizards, sending Austin Rivers back to the bench.

Paul was rested on Thursday, but he was never expected to miss any additional time. Go ahead and get him active for what should be an uptempo matchup against Washington. Rivers' will return to be a non-factor in all leagues with the demotion to the second-unit.
Apr 3 - 3:37 PM

Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan and J.J. Redick will be rested on Thursday against the Thunder on Thursday.

It makes sense with four games in five nights and he earned the rest. Paul took over during a 99-79 win over the Wolves on Wednesday with 20 points, eight rebounds, 16 assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes. The Clippers defense was dominant tonight to allow the fewest points for them all year. On offense, CP3 turned in his 40th 20-plus, 15-plus effort in his career for points and dimes, respectively -- that's the most among active players. It's definitely going to be interesting to see what happens with the Clippers when Blake Griffin (hand, suspension) returns next week. As for Thursday, Austin Rivers, Pablo Prigioni and Jamal Crawford should get some heavy run.
Mar 30 - 11:27 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Chris Paul
2Austin Rivers
3Pablo Prigioni
SG1J.J. Redick
2Jamal Crawford
3C.J. Wilcox
SF1Luc Mbah a Moute
2Paul Pierce
3Wes Johnson
PF1Blake Griffin
2Jeff Green
3Jeff Ayres
4Branden Dawson
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Cole Aldrich