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Chris Paul | Guard | #3

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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 returned to action against the Suns on Thursday, scoring 11 points with four rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes.
The Rockets were just ridiculous while CP3 was out there with a +14 in those 21 minutes, but it was more about shot making from deep than anything else. Paul did leave the arena in the fourth to do cardio with the training staff, and he told TNT's Kristen Ledlow he felt great. Coach Mike D'Antoni has said he wants to stagger Paul from Harden and that'll be when CP3 does his best work, but clearly there's enough to go around in this offense. After almost a month off, Paul's fantasy owners should start to see some dividends. Nov 17 - 12:45 AM

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Chris Paul (knee) is expected to play about 20 minutes in his return against the Suns on Thursday.

The loss of Luc Mbah a Moute (illness) for tonight won't change coach Mike D'Antoni's plan on CP3. It will be interesting to see if CP3 is staggered from James Harden tonight, but Paul should still be able to produce a decent stat line in his first game back. MDA did say CP3 will be out there whenever Harden is not, so that should account for 12 minutes or so.
Nov 16 - 9:08 PM

Mike D'Antoni said he expects Chris Paul (knee) to start on Thursday against the Suns.

D'Antoni added that he'll likely have CP3 on a 20-minute limit, but barring a setback, it looks as though Paul will be back in action on Thursday night with Eric Gordon heading back to the second unit. Paul didn't play all that well in his lone game this season, and there are some concerns about how he'll be able to mesh with James Harden, but the two guards are simply too talented to not figure this thing out.
Nov 15 - 1:23 PM

The Rockets are hoping to have Chris Paul (knee) back in the lineup for Thursday's game vs. Phoenix.

The Rockets will have a light day of practice on Monday, but CP3 is scheduled to go through intense workouts on Tuesday and Wednesday to see how his knee responds. This means it's safe to rule him out for Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors, but his owners should be relieved that he could be back in their lineups in just a few days. "We don’t want to push it," Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. "If not Thursday, then we’ll see about Saturday [in Memphis]."
Nov 13 - 11:49 AM

Chris Paul (bruised left knee) took part in a light practice on practice on Friday.

The Rockets play back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday, so Friday was more of a walk-through than a full, intense practice. Nonetheless, it's an encouraging indication that Paul is moving in the right direction. "He got on the court a little bit," coach Mike D'Antoni said. "Things are progressing." It appears there is a strong chance CP3 returns to the Rockets lineup next week.
Nov 11 - 11:11 AM

Coach Mike D'Antoni said that he expects Chris Paul (knee) back "in a week or so."

Paul has been targeting mid-November, so this update is in line with those initial projections. The Rockets have been playing exceptionally well without CP3 (their 9-3 record is tied with the Warriors for the top spot in the West), so there is certainly no need to rush Paul back. Houston has the luxury of waiting until CP3 is as close to 100 percent as possible before inserting him into the starting lineup. We should get a more thorough update from D'Antoni early next week.
Nov 10 - 9:37 AM

Chris Paul (knee) said he's been doing some swimming and boxing to help him stay in shape.

He joked that he was going to play Sunday, but he's "getting there" when it comes to him playing in games again. Coach Mike D'Antoni has said CP3 is still a couple weeks away, so not getting on the court yet coincides with that timetable. Eric Gordon and the rest of the offense should get more opportunity.
Nov 4 - 4:40 PM

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said he's hoping to have Chris Paul (bruised left knee) back in two weeks.

D'Antoni didn't have any new information regarding Paul, but this confirms that he's still targeting a mid-November return. The Rockets will return home to Houston after Friday's game in Atlanta, so expect the PG to be re-evaluated this weekend.
Nov 2 - 11:22 AM

Chris Paul (bruised left knee) said he is making progress but has no timetable in mind for a return.

Paul was originally injured back on October 11th when he bumped knees with Grizzlies guard Mario Chalmers. CP3 played in the season opener but has been sidelined since. When asked about a possible return, Paul responded: "I have no clue, no clue. Just dealing with it." Coach Mike D'Antoni said the Rockets plan to have Paul's knee reevaluated next week when the team returns to Houston.
Oct 28 - 9:56 AM

Chris Paul (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. Philly.

CP3 is likely out for another couple weeks, as the Rockets don't want to activate him until he's 100 percent. James Harden will continue to take on the vast majority of ball-handling responsibilities, while Eric Gordon gets a significant bump in value as well -- Gordon even played some PG last time out.
Oct 25 - 9:16 AM

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Chris Paul (knee) is expected to miss another 2-3 weeks.

Coach Mike D'Antoni called CP3 week-to-week and added that his star PG won't return until his knee is "completely well," but his owners can expect to have him back in their lineups in mid-to-late November. James Harden and Eric Gordon will get a bump in Paul's absence, and the Rockets brought in some emergency depth by signing Briante Weber to a two-way contract.
Source: ESPN
Oct 23 - 9:18 AM

Coach Mike D'Antoni said the Rockets will hold out Chris Paul until his knee is "completely well."

"It wasn't responding as quickly as we wanted," D'Antoni said. "We're going to hold him out until it's completely well. There really is no timetable on it. We're going to make sure it's 100 percent well. It is hard to put a timetable on it. If it is [a month-long absence], it is." This confirms the ESPN report that CP3 will likely be sidelined 2-to-4 weeks. The Rockets will be cautious with Paul, as their primary focus is making sure he is as close to 100 percent as possible in April and May.
Oct 21 - 1:49 PM

There are fears that Chris Paul's (knee) injury could sideline him for a month, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.

Officially, Paul is listed as day-to-day, but he has already been ruled out for Saturday against the Mavs. Paul originally suffered the injury against the Grizzlies in a preseason game on Oct. 11, and you could tell he wasn't right in the opener. Coach Mike D'Antoni said that it's only a bruise, but obviously there is some concern here. James Harden and Eric Gordon will get big minutes until CP3 can make it back. It sounds like the Rockets won't play him until he's 100 percent.
Oct 20 - 4:40 PM

Chris Paul (left knee) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Mavericks.

Paul looked hobbled in Houston's season opener on Tuesday and then sat out Wednesday's victory over Sacramento. It's certainly not encouraging that the Rockets have already ruled out CP3 but, hopefully, Houston is just being cautious. We should get a full medical update from the team over the weekend. In the meantime, James Harden, who led the league in assists last season, will resume running point and posting monster numbers. Eric Gordon will also continue to shoulder much of the offensive load.
Oct 20 - 12:31 PM

Chris Paul (left knee) will not play against the Kings on Wednesday.

This isn't a surprise on a back-to-back set as Paul deals with his sore knee and perhaps a shoulder issue. He wasn't looking for his shot much on Tuesday night and his defense wasn't up to par either. With CP3 out, James Harden figures to handle the ball a ton while Eric Gordon looks to build off a big opener.
Oct 18 - 8:20 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Chris Paul
2Bobby Brown
3Demetrius Jackson
4Briante Weber
SG1James Harden
2Eric Gordon
SF1Trevor Ariza
2P.J. Tucker
3Troy Williams
PF1Ryan Anderson
2Luc Mbah a Moute
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Tarik Black
4Zhou Qi
5Chinanu Onuaku