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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 (hamstring) shot around and ran the arena steps on Thursday, but coach Mike D'Antoni stuck with an estimated 2-3 week timetable.
D'Antoni offered that 2-3 week window on Monday, and if it holds we won't see Paul on the court until Jan. 22 at the earliest. He added that Houston will be "very cautious" with CP3's return, which makes sense given the veteran's history of injuries to both hamstrings. James Harden is the alpha and omega for the Rockets' offense right now, and with Eric Gordon (knee) also out we've seen Austin Rivers, Danuel House and Gerald Green pick up more minutes. Jan 10 - 3:43 PM

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Mike D'Antoni said it will be around 2-3 weeks before Chris Paul (hamstring) will be cleared to return.

D'Antoni said on Monday that Paul likely won't be able to get back to the court until the end of January, but now we have a more official timetable. D'Antoni also cautioned that the Rockets will be "very careful" in bringing CP3 back, so he'll likely be dealing with a minutes cap upon his return. Austin Rivers, Gerald Green and Danuel House will continue to benefit in his absence.
Jan 8 - 2:27 PM

Chris Paul (hamstring) likely won't be back until the end of January according to coach Mike D'Antoni.

"We're going to take our time with him and make sure he's well," D'Antoni added. None of this is surprising as the Rockets can't take any more chances with the oft-injured 33-year-old. If you're looking to take advantage of this for streaming purposes, Danuel House has been a top-50 player in category leagues for the past two weeks, Gerald Green has cracked the top-150 for his 3-point shooting and Austin Rivers has been a top-175 asset.
Jan 7 - 12:09 PM

Asked when he'll return to game action, Chris Paul (hamstring) said he has "no clue."

Paul met with the media on Monday. It was the first time he's spoken with reporters since injuring his hamstring back on December 20th. "I'm better than I was in Miami. Mentally I'm getting better," said Paul. However, when asked about a timetable for his return, the answer was discouraging. "No clue... I'm trying to make sure I'm all the way healed when I come back." James Harden has been a usage monster, posting historic numbers, with CP3 sidelined.
Jan 1 - 11:16 AM

An MRI revealed Chris Paul has a Grade 2 left hamstring strain and he will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

ESPN reported that the Rockets are hopeful that CP3 misses 2-3 weeks, and the Houston Chronicle also reported Paul could only miss 2-4 weeks. A Grade 2 means there's slight damage to his muscle, and the Rockets certainly will take extra time to make sure he's OK given his history and age at 33. James Harden could be dropping a lot of 40-point monster lines while Eric Gordon gets ample opportunity to heat up after a slow start to the season. P.J. Tucker should also play huge minutes.
Fri, Dec 21, 2018 06:49:00 PM

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com, there's optimism that Chris Paul's left hamstring injury will cost him only 2-3 weeks.

We're still waiting on the official announcement on his MRI results today, but it would appear Woj has some info on the results that'll be coming out soon. The Rockets were already going to sit him out for "some time" after yet another left hammy strain, and he'll certainly have a restriction upon his return in 2019. James Harden is going to dominate while Eric Gordon should get more shots. P.J. Tucker is worth an add in standard leagues, but Gerald Green, Danuel House and Brandon Knight are far from sure things.
Fri, Dec 21, 2018 05:44:00 PM

Coach Mike D'Antoni confirmed that Chris Paul (left hamstring) will miss "some time" from his injury on Thursday.

He is going to get an MRI on Friday to get a better idea on the severity. CP3's left hammy has bothered him this year, and he's also had problems with it before -- his right one was what kept him out against the Warriors in the playoffs. The Rockets will almost certainly put limitations on him once he's back, so CP3's fantasy owners probably can expect him to miss back-to-backs for a long time. Hopefully, he can make it back after just a handful of games, but in the meantime James Harden will smash, Eric Gordon will get more shots, P.J. Tucker will play huge minutes, Gerald Green could start, Brandon Knight could run some point, and Danuel House should see more minutes.
Thu, Dec 20, 2018 10:56:00 PM

Chris Paul (hamstring) went to the locker room in the second quarter on Thursday and will not return.

That's not good as Paul limped to the bench just before going to the locker room. He looked to be grabbing his left hammy, which is the hamstring that kept him out last month. He had a right hammy issue in the playoffs last year, and he's dealt with a few hammy strains in his career. He's probably looking at time off here. The Rockets will have to call on Eric Gordon, Danuel House, Gerald Green and perhaps Brandon Knight more. Gary Clark and/or Michael Carter-Williams would likely enter the rotation, but there really isn't a strong pickup to make here yet -- unless Gordon is available in a shallow league. Looking ahead, the chances of the Rockets playing CP3 in a back-to-back set again are very slim.
Thu, Dec 20, 2018 09:00:00 PM

Chris Paul scored 21 points with eight assists, two rebounds, two steals and one block on Wednesday, making 7-of-11 shots with a 5-of-11 mark from downtown.

Ideally, this wouldn't even be a noteworthy line for CP3. His shot has been off all season, however, and this is the first time in over a month that he's made more than half his attempts -- he was 33.7% from the field in December prior to tonight. CP is racking up steals and assists, hitting 3-pointers consistently and rarely missing from the FT line, so a sustained bump in FG percentage is all he needs to resume posting early-round value for 8-cat and 9-cat owners.
Wed, Dec 19, 2018 11:35:00 PM

Chris Paul scored 11 points (3-of-10 FG, 4-of-4 FT) with nine assists, four steals, three rebounds and one three-pointer in 37 minutes Monday against the Jazz.

Paul is averaging 9.2 assists per game over his last five, more than a full assist higher than his average on the season (8.1 apg). But he continues to struggle shooting the basketball, as over the last five he's made just 33.9% of his shots from the field and 34.6% from beyond the arc. James Harden's herculean effort led the way Monday night, but the Rockets need to get Paul going when it comes to his shot.
Mon, Dec 17, 2018 10:57:00 PM

Chris Paul scored 10 points (3-of-10 FG, 2-of-2 FT) with ten assists, two steals, one rebounds and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes Saturday vs. the Grizzlies.

While Paul did reach double figures in assists for the second time in the last three games, he’s still struggling with his shot. Since going 10-of-20 in a Dec. 8 loss to the Mavericks, CP3 has shot a combined 8-of-32 (25.0%) from the field and 5-of-15 (33.0%) from beyond the arc over the last three games (all wins). He’s struggled with his shot for much of the season, but given his career percentages (47.1% FG, 37.1% 3PT) it’s likely that the point guard will turn things around eventually.
Sat, Dec 15, 2018 10:26:00 PM

Chris Paul made 3-of-10 from the field for 14 points with one rebound, nine assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday.

He did go to the locker room in the second half, but he was back on the court in about five minutes real time and there's no real concern about injury at this time. CP3 has struggled on his pull-up scoring this year and he's struggled overall on treys on the year at 35.2%. However, he's been one of the most consistent guards for FG% in his NBA career, so he should be able to snap out of the shooting slump.
Thu, Dec 13, 2018 11:11:00 PM

Chris Paul had 11 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and a block for his first triple-double of the season on Tuesday, but hit just 2-of-12 shots in the win.

The Rockets shook it up tonight, starting Eric Gordon over James Ennis, scored a season-high number of points in the paint, and saw their bench, which is the lowest scoring one in the league at 28.2 points per game, come through with 37 points in the tough win.
Tue, Dec 11, 2018 10:29:00 PM

Chris Paul scored 23 points with two rebounds, eight assists, one steal, two turnovers and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes in a loss to the Mavs on Saturday.

It's the first time he's scored more than 20 since 24 points on Nov. 17, and it may have helped going against a rookie, Jalen Brunson. Paul desperately needed a good game after a terrible start to his month, averaging just 9.7 points, 2.3 boards, 8.3 dimes, 1.7 steals and 1.0 treys on 33.3% from the field in his previous three. Coach Mike D'Antoni previously talked about trying to get guys games off to keep them fresh for the playoffs, but they may not have that luxury sitting in the second-to-last spot in the Western Conference standings.
Sat, Dec 8, 2018 08:35:00 PM

Chris Paul scored 12 points with one rebound, five assists, five turnovers and three fouls in 25 minutes against the Jazz on Thursday.

Despite the embarrassing loss, CP3 hit the 17K mark for career points, and he's just 44 dimes away to join Jason Kidd, Magic Johnson, Oscar Robertson, and John Stockton as the only players with at least 17,000 points, 9,000 assists, and 4,000 rebounds. Paul does look to have lost a step and the Rockets are not playing great, so his owners have to root for his Rockets to start winning games in a hurry.
Fri, Dec 7, 2018 01:15:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Chris Paul
2Austin Rivers
3Brandon Knight
SG1James Harden
2Eric Gordon
3James Nunnally
SF1James Ennis
2Gerald Green
3Vince Edwards
PF1P.J. Tucker
2Gary Clark
3Marquese Chriss
4Carmelo Anthony
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Isaiah Hartenstein