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Chris Paul | Guard

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/6/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 175
College: Wake Forest
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Chris Paul has been named to the All-NBA Second Team.
Joining him are Russell Westbrook, LaMarcus Aldridge, Pau Gasol and DeMarcus Cousins. All these guys had phenomenal seasons and are well worth the Second Team distinction. Westbrook led the league in triple-doubles (11) despite only suiting up for 67 games, and he finished fourth in the MVP voting. Gasol was the league-leader in double-doubles with 54, and DeMarcus Cousins was right behind him (third in the league) with 47 double-doubles. Aldridge had another quality season averaging 23.4 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.0 block per game, and it'll be interesting to see if he decides to leave Portland as a free agent this offseason. May 21 - 4:01 PM
Source: NBA.com

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Chris Paul double-doubled with 26 points and 10 assists during the Clippers' crushing Game 7 defeat, adding five rebounds, four assists and four turnovers in 45 minutes.

It was the most minutes CP3 had played in a game all season, but the Clippers were doomed by 18 turnovers, 32 personal fouls and sketchy fastbreak defense. Paul may have deferred too often offensively but he still dominated Jason Terry and the Rockets in Games 5-7, averaging 26.3 points and 10.3 assists, and he's currently the postseason assist leader at 8.8 per game. The eight-time All-Star will go back to the drawing board next season, as he tries to make his first ever Conference Finals appearances. "I got to get better I’ll tell you that much. It starts with me," Paul said after the loss. "Getting close ain't good enough."
May 17 - 7:45 PM

Chris Paul scored a game-high 31 points during a meltdown 119-107 loss to the Rockets on Thursday, adding seven rebounds, 11 assists, two turnovers and one 3-pointer.

He played 41 minutes, but Paul just couldn't get it going late. As you've probably heard 100 times, CP3 has never made it to a conference finals and now that might continue to be the case with Game 7 in Houston on Sunday. The Clippers were up 89-70 with 14:25 remaining in the game, but were outscored 40-15 in the fourth quarter. Paul was shut down by Jason Terry late in the game, which pretty much sums it up. He also had a minor left wrist injury, but he'll be fine.
May 15 - 1:46 AM

Chris Paul (hamstring) is no longer with a minutes restriction.

Paul was able to log 35 minutes of action during Game 5's loss to the Rockets on Tuesday, so he should be right around that number for tonight's Game 6 in Los Angeles. With a victory tonight, the Clippers could advance to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history.
May 14 - 2:54 PM

Chris Paul said that his strained left hamstring is nearly 100 percent.

This is excellent news for the Clippers' championship odds, and it sounds like the past two games with a limited workload has really helped him in the recovery process. Doc Rivers said that while CP3 will still likely be with some sort of minutes restriction for Tuesday's Game 5 in Houston, he could play more minutes than he has in the past two games. A Game 5 victory would put the Clippers in the Western Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history.
May 12 - 2:25 PM

Chris Paul (hamstring) had 15 points, three 3-pointers, four rebounds, 12 assists, one steal and only one turnover in 26 minutes during Sunday's Game 4 win vs. the Rockets.

CP3's workload was eased by the Rockets' decision to foul DeAndre Jordan throughout the first half, but the Clippers aren't complaining. "You know [the hamstring injury] will be with him through the playoffs," Doc Rivers said before the game. "We’re going to have to monitor this throughout. It’s never going to go away ... We have to feel careful." His limited workload tonight bodes very well for his health, especially with L.A. in command of the series with a 3-1 lead.
May 10 - 11:49 PM

Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said that he and his staff have spoken about Chris Paul's (hamstring) minute's restriction, and no decision was made on a minutes increase.

He added that he anticipates he will need to monitor Paul's minutes for the remainder of the playoffs, so it sounds like the Clippers are going to try and keep Paul's minutes as low as possible. We'll let you know after the game how everything shakes out, but a lot of this will likely depend upon the score of the game and the play of Austin Rivers.
May 10 - 7:16 PM

Chris Paul (hamstring) will be in the starting lineup for Game 4 against the Rockets on Sunday as expected, and he also said that he feels much better.

"I’m cool, I’m good, I’ll be ready for tomorrow," Paul said. "There’s no speculation, probable or questionable. I’m playing tomorrow." Head coach Doc Rivers also said that Paul could get more minutes on Sunday, so we would expect him to play around 30 minutes. Austin Rivers' value obviously takes a hit with this news, while Blake Griffin will also handle the ball less on offense.
Source: ESPN
May 10 - 12:17 AM

Coach Doc Rivers said Chris Paul (hamstring) could get more minutes on Sunday.

The Clippers really lucked out with Austin Rivers playing the game of his life. Doc said his son playing well was big because it allowed CP3 to play less. With two more days off and no setback, Paul should be able to hit the 30-minute plateau in Game 4, assuming Austin Rivers doesn't explode again.
May 9 - 4:43 PM

Chris Paul (hamstring) returned to action in the Clippers' 124-99 blowout win over the Rockets, scoring 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, seven assists and two steals in just 23 minutes.

Paul looked hobbled but he was plenty effective and the Clippers are going to continue being conservative with him knowing they could probably beat the Rockets without him. Blake Griffin (31 minutes, 22 points, 14 boards, four assists, seven turnovers) played a lot of minutes but he's pretty drained and the blowout certainly helped in that department. The Clippers take a 2-1 lead into Sunday's Game 4.
May 9 - 1:39 AM

Coach Doc Rivers said Chris Paul's minutes on Friday would be closer to 20 than to 40.

It seems like 30 is the magic number right now and the Clippers will adjust accordingly as the game goes on. The Clippers are all about gamesmanship, so take this quote how ever you like.
May 8 - 10:06 PM

Chris Paul (hamstring) will play against the Rockets on Friday night and he will be on a minutes restriction.

Coach Doc Rivers confirms what was previously reported. As far as the minutes restriction goes, it's anyone's guess. The last time he had a healthy hamstring, Paul played the entire second half in Game 6 vs. the Spurs, so a restriction from that amount isn't saying much. For now, we'd pencil in CP3 for minutes in the low 30s, which is a total guess. Paul doesn't do a lot of intense accelerating, so a bum hamstring isn't as devastating to him compared to someone like James Harden.
May 8 - 8:52 PM

Chris Paul (hamstring) will try to play against the Rockets in Game 3 on Friday.

He is still listed as questionable for the game and this is not an official update. Considering how coach Doc Rivers hasn't been very optimistic since the injury, it's fair to assume CP3 won't be at 100 percent for this important home game. It's also unknown how the Clippers will manage his minutes. We'll be tracking this one all day, but feel free to pencil in Paul for 34 minutes tonight.
May 8 - 2:44 PM

Chris Paul (hamstring) went through a pool workout on Wednesday, and an on-court workout on Thursday, but Doc Rivers said that his playing status will not be determined until Friday.

For what it's worth, Paul's on-court workout went well according to Rivers, but he is still very likely to be a game-time decision for Game 3 on Friday. It is a positive sign that CP3 was able to get through the workout, but it's more about how his hamstring reacts tomorrow. Stay tuned.
Source: NBA.com
May 7 - 4:28 PM

Chris Paul (hamstring) will go through a workout on Thursday.

The Clippers aren't practicing on Thursday, so Paul's workout will likely be done with the team's training staff. The good news here is that this will be Paul's first on-court workout since the Clippers-Rockets series began, but he's already been listed as questionable for Friday so we're unlikely to have any clarity on his situation until closer to tip off. Stay tuned.
May 7 - 12:48 PM