Rockets news: Chris Paul has ‘no clue’ when he’ll be back from hamstring injury
Houston Rockets All-Star point guard Chris Paul spoke to reporters on Monday and said he has “no clue” when he’ll return from the hamstring injury he’s dealing with.
Chris Paul tweaked his hamstring on Dec. 20 against the Miami Heat in South Beach. Reports stated CP3 would miss around two-to-three weeks.
Paul says he’s in a better place mentally from when he first sustained the ailment. The future Hall of Famer has a history of hamstring injuries.
Chris Paul gives an update on his status, says he’s in a better place mentally since he got hurt in Miami, says watching James Harden is unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/JIq249Tk8U
— Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) January 1, 2019
In 26 games this season for the Rockets, Chris Paul is averaging 15.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 8.0 assists per game. The nine-time All-Star is shooting 41.5 percent from the field, 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.3 percent from the free-throw line.
Houston signed Chris Paul’s former teammate with the Clippers, guard Austin Rivers, after Paul got hurt. Reigning MVP James Harden has been on a scoring tear since Paul went down. Entering Monday, Harden was averaging 41.5 points per game in the four games since Paul went out. More importantly, the Rockets went 4-0 in those games.
To reach the promise land, though, Houston is going to need a healthy Chris Paul in the postseason. The Rockets, of course, were a game away from reaching the NBA Finals last season, but Paul hurt his hamstring in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors.
Houston wasn’t able to close the Warriors out without Paul.
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