One major offseason trade featured the Golden State Warriors acquiring the esteemed point guard Chris Paul from the Washington Wizards. However, the impact of this move remains limited, with the Warriors facing challenges and residing outside the play-in picture. Compounding the situation, Chris Paul is sidelined due to a hand injury, as revealed in a recent social media post showcasing his hand post-surgery.
Chris Paul initially suffered the hand injury during the Warriors’ game against the Detroit Pistons last Friday. Following surgery, he is set to undergo reevaluation in approximately three weeks. If all progresses well, there’s optimism for his potential return to the lineup later in the season.
In his 19th season, Paul participated in 32 games, making 11 starts for the Warriors. His season averages included a career-low 8.9 points per game, along with 3.8 rebounds, 7.2 assists, and 1.1 steals. Noteworthy shooting percentages included 42.4% from the field, 36.1% from three-point range, and 83.3% from the free-throw line.
This marks the first instance in Chris Paul’s illustrious career where he consistently comes off the bench. Despite being a 12-time All-Star, he seems to have some remaining prowess but may not reach the All-Star level of his prime. Notably, an NBA championship has remained elusive throughout his Hall of Fame career.