Chris Paul Could Rejoin LA Clippers Lineup Tonight

by February 08, 2013

Having missed 12 of the 14 games due to a bruised right knee cap, it appears that Chris Paul may be ready to hoop again. The LA Clippers — who lost six of their last nine games without CP3 — will find out today if their restless superstar point guard is ready to suit up against the Miami Heat. Per the LA Times: “Paul has been a whirlwind of activity for someone sidelined more than two weeks by a bruised right kneecap, prodding his teammates to keep a healthy outlook even though fellow starters Blake Griffin and Chauncey Billups, plus super sub Jamal Crawford, have also sat out stretches because of injuries. He could be back to leading in his preferred capacity as soon as the Clippers’ game against the Miami Heat on Friday at AmericanAirlines Arena after practicing with his teammates here Thursday. The six-time All-Star can’t wait to resume shooting jumpers, throwing alley-oop passes and finding a way to make the right play in the fourth quarter while considerably improving his mood. ‘Anybody who knows me knows I’ve been miserable the past however many games I’ve been out,’ Paul said. ‘Like, seriously. This is my life. This is what I love to do. This is my happy place and when I don’t get a chance to play, I can be a very bitter person.’ […] ‘I just need to play,’ he said. ‘I’m very impatient. Very impatient. And I know that about myself. I’d do anything to get back on the court.’ Paul said his knee is ‘definitely better’ than it was late last month, when he returned for two games only for the pain to intensify and sideline him for a much longer stretch. He is being much more cautious this time. ‘You don’t want it to be something that’s lingering all season,’ he said. ‘I’m just trying to make sure it’s right.'”