The Los Angeles Clippers have been trying their darnedest with Chris Paul out, but you can tell that they are not a contender when he is not on the floor. He could be back by the All Star game, which happened to be in his first pro basketball home.
“If I can play, I’m going to play, I love to play that much,” Paul said Wednesday to NBA.com. “The All-Star Game is in New Orleans and that’s part of me. That’s where I played my very first All-Star Game at. Anytime you have that opportunity, I’m not going to pass that up because it’s not guaranteed to happen next year. I think the goal is to make sure I get healthy. Everybody knows how eager I am to get back and play and stuff like that, but at the end of the day you have to look at the big picture. When I’m ready, you’ll know.”
You can bet that Doc Rivers will not be complaining to see his franchise point guard return, and in the meantime we will see if the Clippers can hold the ship together. Blake Griffin will be the key if that is going to happen, and it does seem like he is playing on another level after all of the trade talk swirling around him. Their latest loss to the Bobcats does not bode too well, but then again it was only one game. Hope you all have a safe night, and will leave you with a bit of fortune cookie wisdom.