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Chris Paul Looks to Return for Season Opener
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On September 25, 2012 @ 6:55 am In All,Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul went through basketball drills without a protective brace around his right thumb for the first time Monday, and said he anticipates playing in at least one preseason game and being ready for the Clippers’ season opener Oct. 30 versus the Memphis Grizzlies.
“Today was the first day they actually allowed me to shoot layups so today was the best day ever,” Paul told ESPNLosAngeles.com. “I hope I get a preseason game in before the season. I probably have to start off the season wearing a brace but I get to wear the brace less and less. I wear it when I go to sleep but I’m on track. I go to rehab every single morning at 6:30 a.m.”
Paul underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb last month after injuring it during Team USA’s training camp in Las Vegas back in July.
Paul passed on a chance to sign a three-year, $60 million extension with the Clippers this summer but can sign a five-year, $108 million extension next summer. He said he will wait until next summer to make a long-term commitment but said he loves Los Angeles and wants to win a championship with the Clippers.
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