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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 underwent successful surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb, and he's expected to miss the next 6-8 weeks of action.
This timetable puts CP3 back on the court right around the fantasy playoffs, but in the meantime it'll be Raymond Felton and Austin Rivers running the point in Los Angeles. Blake Griffin (knee) isn't expected to get back for at least another 1-2 weeks, so Jamal Crawford could be looked to more often on offense. If you're in a standard league and struggling in the standings without an IR-spot, selling CP3 for pennies or outright cutting him may be the only course of action here. Jan 18 - 2:08 PM

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Chris Paul has a torn ligament in his left thumb that will require surgery and he is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.

This is a brutal blow for the Clippers. With this report, we likely won't see Paul back until March at the earliest. Luckily, that's just in time for the fantasy playoffs. Raymond Felton and Austin Rivers will both benefit and look like great pickups in standard leagues.
Jan 17 - 7:14 PM

Chris Paul will receive an MRI on his injured left thumb on Tuesday.

Paul sprained his thumb in the second quarter of the Clippers victory over OKC on Tuesday. Paul did miss time this preseason with a sprain to the same thumb. The good news is the X-rays came back clean and the injury is to his non-shooting hand. "We just have to hope for the best," coach Doc Rivers said. Raymond Felton and Austin Rivers would see a big boost if CP3 is sidelined.
Jan 17 - 12:08 PM

X-rays on Chris Paul's left thumb came back negative.

This is awesome news because it means we can rule out any breaks. CP3 will have additional tests on Tuesday morning which will include an MRI, so hopefully we get more good news. For now, the Clippers have diagnosed him with a sprained left thumb and he should be considered day-to-day barring another update. If we learn that he will miss additional time, Raymond Felton and Austin Rivers will benefit the most.
Jan 17 - 12:05 AM

Chris Paul sprained his left thumb on Monday vs. the Thunder and will not return.

Paul banged knees with Russell Westbrook (CP3's knee is fine), but he also appeared to jam his thumb into Westy's side. The sprained thumb is likely something CP3 can play through since it's to his non-shooting hand, but we won't know for sure until after the game. The Clippers are leading by 17 points at half, so they might be playing it safe as well by holding him out. If he does need to miss time, both Raymond Felton and Austin Rivers will be worth picking up in standard leagues. CP3 finished with eight points, six assists, three rebounds, one steal and two triples.
Jan 16 - 11:51 PM

Chris Paul banged right knees with Russell Westbrook and was not happy when he left the game, and headed straight for the locker room with just over two minutes left in the first half of Monday's game.

CP3 might be fine, but his reaction (kicking the bench seats) and going straight to the locker room is a bit concerning. We'll get a halftime report on him and update his status, but as of now, CP3 should be considered questionable to return for the second half. If he's injured, a red-hot Austin Rivers gets even hotter, and Raymond Felton would see a big boost in playing time.
Jan 16 - 11:38 PM

Chris Paul scored 20 points during a 113-97 win over the Lakers on Saturday, adding five rebounds, 13 assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

The Clippers are back and it obviously has a lot to do with Chris Paul. Since he's returned, they have won all four games with CP3 averaging 17.8 points, 6.0 boards, 12.3 assists, 2.8 steals and 1.3 treys. He's arguably the best point guard in fantasy when he's healthy. Also, there was a really sweet dime from CP3 to DeAndre Jordan (slow motion video in link below).
Jan 14 - 6:47 PM

Chris Paul had an excused absence during Friday's practice, but he will play vs. the Lakers on Saturday.

There's nothing to worry about here. CP3 continues to rack up elite fantasy value with extraordinary efficiency, including 4.2 assists for every turnover.
Jan 13 - 2:09 PM

Chris Paul logged 33 minutes during Wednesday's victory, finishing with 18 points (6-of-13 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), seven boards, six assists, four steals and one block.

This is CP3's highest playing time since returning from a strained hamstring three games ago. Doc Rivers said after Sunday's game, "I think [Paul] is good, but we are [regulating his minutes] anyway." His 33 minutes tonight exceed his season average of 31.4 per game, so any restriction appears to have been lifted.
Source: AP
Jan 12 - 2:26 AM

Chris Paul posted a monster 19-point, 18-assist double-double during Sunday's win over the Heat, adding six rebounds, two steals, one 3-pointer and one turnover in just 29 minutes of action.

In typical CP3 fashion, he went 7-of-11 from the field and 4-of-5 from the charity stripe, giving him a sterling 72.0 true shooting percentage on the evening. He also become just the 10th player in NBA history to amass 8,000 career assists, and with 806 games played over his 12-year career, he also became the third-fastest player to reach the 15,000-point, 8,000-dime plateau. He currently ranks No. 7 overall in 9-cat leagues, but he could easily be a top-3 option after the All-Star break.
Jan 8 - 6:53 PM

Chris Paul said he felt "great" after playing 31 minutes in his return to the Clippers lineup on Friday night.

When asked how his hamstring felt after the game, Paul responded: "It feels great. That’s a good thing. I don’t feel nothing... came out unscathed." He certainly looked just fine, tallying 14 points, six rebounds, 12 assists, three steals in the Clippers victory. CP3 owners can breathe a sign of relief, as Paul should seems to have moved past the nagging hammy injury.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 7 - 12:03 PM

Chris Paul returned to the lineup on Friday with 14 points, six rebounds, 12 assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes during a 106-98 win over the Clippers.

CP3 looked just fine after missing seven of the last eight games due to a hamstring injury. He also passed Rod Strickland for 10th all time on the NBA's assist list. He also passed Danny Manning for sixth all time on the Clippers' scoring list tonight. He's arguably the best point guard of this decade.
Jan 7 - 1:48 AM

Chris Paul (hamstring) will play on Friday night against the Kings.

He gets the all clear even before warmups, so we're expecting CP3 to play a lot tonight in a needed win. Paul should be in all lineups while Austin Rivers and Ray Felton take hits.
Jan 6 - 9:07 PM

Coach Doc Rivers told reporters that Chris Paul will "most likely" play Friday night in Sacramento.

Paul has missed seven of the Clippers last eight games but has been trending in a positive direction and reportedly "looked great" in practice earlier this week. We have no word on whether or not Doc will have CP3 on a minutes limit, but assuming he is good to go, Paul will slide back into the starting lineup and bump Austin Rivers back to the bench. Raymond Felton will also see his minutes reduced as a result.
Jan 6 - 2:09 PM

Chris Paul (hamstring) is listed as doubtful in the game notes for Friday night against the Kings.

This comes as a small surprise after Paul "looked great" in workouts on Wednesday. The Clippers are not practicing today and are expected to have a shootaround for Friday night's game. We should have an update there, so this doubtful tag could be changed. If he's out, Austin Rivers will look to build off his season-high 28 points while J.J. Redick and Raymond Felton would also benefit.
Jan 5 - 4:39 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Chris Paul
2Austin Rivers
3Raymond Felton
SG1J.J. Redick
2Jamal Crawford
SF1Luc Mbah a Moute
2Wes Johnson
3Paul Pierce
4Alan Anderson
PF1Blake Griffin
2Brandon Bass
3Brice Johnson
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Marreese Speights
3Diamond Stone