Saturday, January 4, 2014

Chris Paul (shoulder) to miss 3-5 weeks

The good news is that the Clippers got the win in Dallas on Friday, but the bad news far outweighs the good news.

Despite getting the win, the team lost its star point guard Chris Paul to a separated shoulder and coach Doc Rivers has estimated that CP3 will miss at least three to five weeks with the shoulder injury.

Paul will be examined in L.A. on Sunday and Monday, but it's possible that Paul could miss more than the 3-5 weeks that Rivers estimates depending on the results of additional tests.

Not only is Paul leading the league in assists (11.2 per game), but he is averaging 19.6 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game as well.  In addition, power forward Blake Griffin is actually second on the team in assists with only 3.0 per game.

With Paul out, Darren Collison will get the start at the point.  In 35 minutes on Friday, Collison scored 20 points and added four assists.

Collison is currently available in 23 percent of Yahoo! leagues.

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