Chris Paul (183 cm) injured his thumb and will require surgery. He is expected to miss 6-8 weeks of action. He is the energy behind this team and a key cog in their success. They now have to figure out a way to continue their “Lob City” style of basketball without, arguably the best alley-oop passer in the world.
The Clippers have been without other valuable players such as Black Griffin (208 cm) for a large chunk of this season. Now they’re sitting in fourth place in the Western Conference and not making strides towards the top.
Paul injured the thumb of his non-shooting hand on Monday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Russell Westbrook was running through screens with Paul guarding him. Paul snagged his thumb while battling through one of those screens and sprained it.
Raymond Felton (185 cm) and Austin Rivers (193 cm) will take over the point guard duty in Paul’s absence. They will need to figure out things fast as their starter won’t be back until sometime in March.