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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
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Paul (thumb) returned to action on Tuesday vs. the Kings and looked solid, scoring eight points with eight assists, four rebounds, three steals, one 3-pointer and three turnovers in 26 minutes.
He was 2-of-6 from the field and a perfect 3-of-3 from the line, and his sprained left thumb didn't appear to be an issue tonight. Paul's numbers could dip slightly this season with a healthy Blake Griffin in the lineup, but he's still a safe first-round pick in most formats. Oct 19 - 12:31 AM

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Chris Paul (thumb), J.J. Redick, Luc Mbah a Moute, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan will start vs. the Kings on Tuesday.

CP3 has a sprained left thumb, but the fact that he is playing tonight is a very good sign. The injury was never considered serious and we'll let you know how he looks after the game.
Oct 18 - 9:06 PM

Chris Paul (finger), Blake Griffin (rest) and DeAndre Jordan (rest) will not play on Monday vs. the Jazz.

Paul is listed as day-to-day with a sprained thumb, but coach Doc Rivers previously said that he expects him to play in Tuesday's preseason finale. He's still an easy pick in the first round of drafts and the injury sounds very minor. Austin Rivers, Raymond Felton and Jamal Crawford will pick up the slack Monday, assuming they are all active.
Oct 17 - 7:42 PM

Chris Paul (sprained left thumb) is being listed as day-to-day.

CP3 sprained his thumb during Saturday's practice, and was withheld from competing during Sunday's practice, but head coach Doc Rivers maintains that the injury is not serious and he still expects Paul to suit up for at least one more preseason game. To be clear, this is not the hand that required surgery last season, so there's no reason to downgrade Paul at all on the draft boards.
Oct 16 - 3:11 PM

Chris Paul scored 14 points in 28 minutes against the Jazz, adding three rebounds, five assists, three steals and two 3-pointers.

It's a somewhat quiet night for Paul in all that playing time, but this is against a good defense. CP3 is getting up there in age at 31, but his style of play with passing and elite mid-range shooting suggests there won't be a drop off. Draft him with confidence in 7-9 range of standard leagues.
Oct 11 - 1:42 AM

The Clippers will not sit any players besides Brice Johnson (back) on Monday.

We'll get a look at how the Clippers want to stagger Chris Paul and Blake Griffin tonight. Paul is a solid option in the middle of the first round of a standard draft.
Oct 10 - 8:51 PM

Chris Paul was held to one point vs. the Warriors on Tuesday, adding one rebound, one assist and two turnovers in 12 minutes.

The Clippers were blown by out 45 points and it could've been much worse. It's the preseason, so we won't overreact. CP3 is an easy selection in the first round and this game should have no impact on his draft stock.
Oct 5 - 1:23 AM

Chris Paul (hand) said that he will enter training camp at 100 percent.

Doc Rivers said back in August that CP3's hand has been 100 percent for a while, but it doesn't hurt to hear it again. Paul was outstanding last season with averages of 19.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 10.0 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.6 3-pointers, shooting 46 percent from the floor and 90 percent from the line. He's an easy pick in the first round.
Sep 26 - 3:42 PM

Chris Paul said his wrist is healed and he's already back on the court.

This is great news with training camp (and fantasy drafts) about to start. Paul will begin the 2016-17 with a healthy supporting cast and should have no trouble returning first-round fantasy value in standard leagues, as long as he can stay healthy.
Sep 15 - 10:23 AM

Doc Rivers is confident that the Clippers will be able to retain both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin for the long haul.

Rivers specifically cited Steve Ballmer's presence as owner as a driving force behind his confidence, but he also noted that both CP3 and Blake have said that they want to remain in Los Angeles. Both superstars can hit free agency after the 2016-17 season, but as usual in the NBA, their futures will be impacted by LA's ability to win at the desired level.
Aug 20 - 2:08 PM

Chris Paul said he's excited about the players that the Clippers added this summer.

"I’m excited about it," Paul said. "We definitely signed some veterans, some seasoned NBA guys who’ve been through a lot of different situations." The Clippers were able to re-sign Austin Rivers, Jamal Crawford and Wes Johnson while also bringing in Brandon Bass, Raymond Felton, Alan Anderson and Marreese Speights on reasonable deals. The Clippers should be a top team in the West and CP3 will be a safe first-round pick. He did have surgery on his hand back in April, but he's reportedly 100 percent.
Aug 19 - 10:27 AM

Doc Rivers said that Chris Paul's hand has been good for a while.

He had surgery on his fractured hand back in April, but this confirms that CP3 should be 100 percent for training camp. Paul won't play in the Olympics, but it won't be because of his hand. He should a first-round pick in fantasy drafts next season.
Jun 23 - 7:11 PM

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.

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

Depth Charts

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