Chris Paul has been ruled out for 6-8 weeks with an avulsion fracture on his right thumb. The superstar injured it in the game against the Rockets in the 3rd quarter. Chris was ejected from the game after he picked up 2 technical fouls immediately after it happened. The point god left the court grabbing his right hand.
The report of the injury came from Allie LaForce of TNT right before the All-Star game tipped off. CP still played in the game because he wanted to be a part of the historic night where the NBA celebrated its 75th anniversary. While the injury should not be an issue for the postseason the Suns might lose their 1 seed to the Warriors.
Chris Paul has had a history of injuries right before the Playoffs or during them. It keeps happening and it just seems like the guard is extremely unlucky. In the 2017-2018 western conference finals Paul injured his hamstring after the rockets had a 3-2 lead against the golden state warriors. Last season as well Chris had to miss a few playoff games due to a shoulder injury.
Right now one of the biggest questions is whether the Phoenix Suns can win games without their leader and floor general. The point god is one of the best at what he does in the history of the game. Without him keeping players involved and running the offence, it will be interesting to see whether the Suns figure things out and manage to keep the 1 seed in the west.
The top 3 teams in the Western conference are the Suns, the golden state warriors, and the Memphis grizzlies. The Suns have the best record in the league and are 6.5 games ahead of the Warriors and 8 games ahead of the Grizzlies. While it isn’t easy for the Warriors to catch up to the Suns, with Draymond Green returning in a week or two, the Warriors are going to be extremely dangerous.