Nothing is ready in stone simply but, but it surely’s trying like Chris Paul might return to the court docket this week.

The 36-year-old level guard, who sustained a thumb damage simply earlier than the All-Star break, took half in pregame warmups on Sunday previous to his staff squaring off in opposition to the Sacramento Kings. Whereas Paul wasn’t slated to return till roughly April three and head coach Monty Williams informed the media Sunday there’s nonetheless no timetable in place, sources near the staff say Paul might return as quickly as Wednesday in opposition to the Minnesota Timberwolves, The Athletic’s Sam Amick famous.

The Suns are 10-Four since Paul was sidelined and have constructed a wholesome lead within the Western Convention standings. Nonetheless, it is not misplaced on Williams how good it will likely be to have Paul again within the fold.

“I do suppose these alternatives enable so that you can develop as a staff,” Williams mentioned, through The Arizona Republic. “Helps me develop as a coach, attempting various things to see in the event that they work. We’d a lot reasonably get him again sooner reasonably than later as a result of I don’t need to be taught eternally. I’d reasonably have him on the market.”

Paul, who attended All-Star weekend along with his injured hand closely bandaged, mentioned on the time he would return to the court docket as quickly as he might.

“I at all times need to play,” he mentioned on February 19. “Once I felt that in my hand, I used to be mad for all sorts of causes. Clearly, we’re not going to (rush it). I will attempt to heal as quick as bodily doable. The second I can play, I assure you I will probably be taking part in.”

The 17-season veteran and 12-time All-Star was averaging 14.9 factors and 10.7 assists on the season previous to being injured.



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