Notifications

Clippers' Chris Paul hopes to play in NBA All-Star Game

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul says he hopes to play in the All-Star game but it's too early to know whether he'll be healthy enough to return for the Feb. 16 contest in New Orleans.

Has been out since Jan. 3 with separated shoulder

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul was named an NBA All-Star reserve on Thursday. (Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul says he hopes to play in the All-Star game but it's too early to know whether he'll be healthy enough to return for the Feb. 16 contest in New Orleans.

Paul was announced as an All-Star reserve Thursday. He earned MVP honors after leading the West to a victory over the East in last year's game.

Paul played his first six seasons in New Orleans. He has been out since separating his right shoulder in a win against Dallas on Jan. 3 and is expected to return sometime around the All-Star break.

Clippers coach Doc Rivers said before his team played at the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night that he has no problem if Paul's first game back is the All-Star game.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.