CP3 could be out for a month.
Chris Paul won't be available for the Houston Rockets' home opener tomorrow night, and he could be out of action for a month as he continues to rehab a bruised left knee, according to the New York Times' Marc Stein.
Paul suffered the knee injury during the Rockets' season-opener against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday and was forced to watch from the bench as his teammates pulled out a win in crunch time. The 32-year old point guard finished the game with four points on 2/9 shooting, and added eight rebounds and 11 assists in 33 minutes.
CP3 did not suit up the following night in Sacramento and has already been ruled out for the home opener against the Dallas Mavericks tomorrow night.
According to Marc Stein, the Rockets will continue to list Paul as day-to-day, but are in no hurry to rush him back onto the court until he is fully healed. The team obviously has much bigger plans than just winning a few games in October and November.
There are fears that Chris Paul's knee problem could sideline him for a month in Houston, according to league sources— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) October 20, 2017
The Rockets are officially listing Paul as day-to-day after ruling him out of Saturday's home opener against Dallas, league sources say— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) October 20, 2017
The Rockets have made it clear that they plan to be cautious with Chris Paul given the lofty goals they have in mind for a long playoff run— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) October 20, 2017
Without Chris Paul in the lineup, Mike D'Antoni started the reigning Sixth Man of the Year, Eric Gordon. In Wednesday' night's 105-100 win over the Kings in Sacramento, Gordon finished with 25 points, four rebounds and three assists.
Chris Paul's Chapter 3 has begun in Houston.— ESPN (@espn) October 19, 2017
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Sources: Houston's been on phones today, feeling out agents on available point guards for possible 2-to-4 week stretch without Chris Paul.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 20, 2017