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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 19 points with five rebounds, six assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday.
It'll be the same deal as last year as he starts next to James Harden in each half and gets staggered until down the stretch. Paul should have no problem flirting with top-15 value per game in this extremely friendly offense for fantasy, so he really just needs to stay on the floor. Oct 18 - 1:04 AM

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Chris Paul only played 20 minutes but still managed to score nine points (3-of-8 shooting) with nine assists, one rebound, and three 3-pointers against the Shanghai Sharks on Tuesday.

Paul and the Rockets were launching from deep early and often, with all eight of CP3's shots coming from three. He hasn't shot particularly well this preseason (14-of-40 overall), but he's still getting into form. The biggest thing is that he's healthy. He carries a good amount of risk, but he's still an early-round value on draft day.
Oct 9 - 10:10 PM

Chris Paul flirted with a triple-double in Sunday's exhibition win over San Antonio, finishing with 11 points, eight boards, nine dimes, two triples and four turnovers in 33 minutes.

CP3 is pretty much a lock for first-round value when he's on the floor, but him being there for you down the stretch in fantasy hoops is far from a certainty. He's been banged up over the past couple years and is entering his age-33 season, which does little to alleviate the health concerns. He'll be a risky, early-round target on draft day.
Oct 7 - 7:11 PM

Chris Paul hit 6-of-12 shots, 5-of-6 3-pointers and 5-of-6 free throws on his way to 22 points, three rebounds, nine assists, five steals and just two turnovers in 26 minutes on Tuesday.

Have yourself a preseason night, CP3! Paul's still an elite point guard, but injuries are always a concern. He missed 24 games last season, and 21 in 2016-17, and his high-mileage knees always seem a bit shaky. But he was clearly in midseason form tonight and will be one of the first point guards off the board on draft night, as usual.
Oct 2 - 10:45 PM

According to Kelly Iko of The Athletic, the Rockets "don’t want to overextend" Chris Paul this season.

CP3 turned 33 back in May and signed a four-year, $160 million deal over the offseason. He played in 58 and 61 games over the past two seasons due to injury, and with the Rockets adding Brandon Knight, they could look to reduce Paul's workload with some maintenance days mixed in to keep him healthy for the postseason. He's still an elite fantasy point guard, but he's a lot more risky in head-to-head leagues for the reasons stated above.
Sep 17 - 1:18 PM

Chris Paul has signed a four-year, $160 million deal to remain with the Rockets.

This was expected, just making things official on putting ink to paper. Paul will be with the team through the 2021-2022 season and will be 37 years old when the contract expires. No telling what will happen at that point.
Jul 8 - 12:02 PM

Chris Paul will sign a four-year, $160 million contract to remain with the Rockets, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Houston takes a big gamble to keep CP3 in the backcourt alongside James Harden, betting that the 33-year-old can produce at an elite level through 2021-22. Given how seamlessly he fit alongside Harden in his first season as a Rocket, it makes sense that both sides wanted to try again to unseat the Warriors -- CP3 wrote on Twitter shortly after midnight, "UNFINISHED BUSINESS...RUN IT BACK."
Jul 1 - 12:02 AM

There is tension between Chris Paul and the Houston Rockets, according to NBA reporter Chris Broussard.

Paul opted into the final year of his contract last July to facilitate his trade to Houston. In the process, he sacrificed approximately $10 million. He reportedly believed the Rockets would pay him the max this summer. Broussard says that may not happen. "There was definitely some type of handshake, wink wink, 'we’re going to max you out' last summer. But here’s the thing: Now, they’re not so sure. Houston, with good reason, doesn’t want to do that. But they’ve got an out, because they have new ownership. So, Daryl Morey can go to Chris Paul and be like, 'I want to do it, but we’ve got the new owner doesn’t want to give you five years, four years.'"
Jun 23 - 10:19 AM

The Rockets will likely need to offer Chris Paul a max contract if they want to re-sign him, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Woj, speaking on his podcast, said: "When the Rockets made that deal for Chris Paul, knowing they would re-sign him, they made a conscious decision that they were gonna have to live with [paying him] $46, $47 million a year salary when he’s not nearly the player anymore in his late 30's." Wojnarowski added that CP3 "didn’t turn down $200 million from the Clippers because he thought that somehow the Rockets were gonna talk him into saving them luxury tax money. I don’t imagine it playing out that way."
Jun 5 - 11:14 AM

Rockets GM Daryl Morey said Chris Paul will be definitely be back in Houston next season.

"He took it the hardest [the loss to Golden State], I thought, because he knew if he hadn't had the unfortunate injury, he's dragging us the last [way to the Finals]," Morey added. Paul has already begun to recruit LeBron James, and you have to wonder if CP3 will consider playing on a discount so the Rockets can re-sign Clint Capela as well. Now 33, Paul probably still has a few elite years left.
May 31 - 10:50 AM

Chris Paul "has already begun his recruitment" of LeBron James to the Rockets, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.

The Banana Boat crew could be getting back together, but obviously we have a long way to go here. Earlier in 2018, the Rockets were the Vegas favorite to land LeBron, but their odds have dropped to third behind Cleveland and the 76ers. As for Paul, he'll be recovering from his hamstring strain and should be 100 percent for camp next year. He, James Harden and general manager Daryl Morey are expected to talk a lot this summer.
Source: NY Times
May 30 - 5:46 PM

Chris Paul is dealing with a Grade-2 right hamstring strain according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.

In case you missed it, Paul was ruled out for Game 7 about an hour before this report. For what it's worth, James Harden had a Grade 2 hamstring strain earlier this year and ended up missing three weeks of action. If Houston advances to the NBA Finals, this means CP3's status will be completely up in the air.
May 28 - 8:16 PM

Chris Paul (hamstring) has been officially ruled out for Game 7.

The chances of CP3 playing were slim, but it's still a buzzkill with both teams entering Game 7 at less than full strength. James Harden will have a massive workload and will have to fend off fatigue all night, while Eric Gordon will have some increased playmaking responsibilities and has been incredible for the Rockets in this series.
May 28 - 7:20 PM

Chris Paul (hamstring) is questionable to play in Game 7 on Monday.

"He looks questionable," said D'Antoni when asked about Paul's status for Game 7. "I'm sure the team doctors will check him out tomorrow. We might not know until afternoon. We'll play it by ear." It sounds like CP3 could be headed for a game-time call, but the odds of him being able to get out there aren't great. If Paul is forced to watch Game 7 from the sidelines, Eric Gordon will stick with the starters and there will be more minutes for Gerald Green.
May 27 - 6:39 PM

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com, the chances of Chris Paul (hamstring) playing in Game 7 on Monday are "less likely than likely, but working every angle to try."

You don't hear that verbiage on an injury too often, but it still seems like he's closer to doubtful than anything else. Without Paul, even at home, the Rockets will have an uphill battle ahead of them to make it to their first NBA Finals since 1995. We'll know more after he's re-evaluated once the team returns to Houston.
May 27 - 12:37 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Chris Paul
2Michael Carter-Williams
3Brandon Knight
SG1James Harden
2Eric Gordon
SF1James Ennis
2Gerald Green
3Vince Edwards
PF1P.J. Tucker
2Carmelo Anthony
3Marquese Chriss
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Isaiah Hartenstein
4Zhou Qi