May 11, 2019, 12:20 amChris Paul - G - Houston Rockets
Chris Paul played his heart out on Friday, tallying 27 points on 11-of-19 shooting with 11 rebounds, six assists and three treys in 38 minutes as the Rockets fell to the Warriors in Game 6, 113-118.
The 13-year veteran did his best to keep his Rockets in it, but it was tall order as Stephen Curry burned them for 31 second-half points. Paul turns 34 in 2019-20 and his days a productive, elite (?) point guard are numbered. Expect managers to fade him further down in fantasy draft boards as he approaches the twilight of his NBA career.
May 9, 2019, 1:37 pmChris Paul - G - Houston Rockets
Chris Paul is averaging only 0.77 points per possession on iso plays this postseason compared to the 1.17 he averaged in last year’s playoffs.
While Paul's shooting stroke has been off the last two games, especially from deep, he is still averaging 14.6 points, 5.6 assists, 6.4 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game against the Warriors in round 2. Paul's tenacity and toughness have bothered the Warriors throughout the series, showing that he can affect games even when his offensive performances are below his standards.
Source: Tin MacMahon on Twitter
May 9, 2019, 1:34 amChris Paul - G - Houston Rockets
Chris Paul struggled with his shot, making just 3-of-14 shots from the field to score 11 points that came with six rebounds, six assists and two steals.
This was an off night for Paul, who did do his best in the fourth quarter to get his Rockets back in the game. He committed a shooting foul on Stephen Curry with less than a minute left and also missed a 33-foot Hail Mary 3-pointer. While his heroics failed to hit their mark tonight, CP3 will get another (possibly last) shot at redemption in Game 6 as the series heads back to Houston.
May 7, 2019, 2:45 pmChris Paul - G - Houston Rockets
Members of the Warriors believe that Chris Paul made a dirty play on Andre Iguodala late in Game 4 on Monday.
The play in question can be viewed in the link below. It's hard to gauge whether or not Paul's actions were intentional or not, as Game 4 was physical and chippy all around. Let's see how the Warriors respond to what they perceived as dirty. Buckle up for Game 5 on Wednesday.
Source: NBC Sports
May 7, 2019, 12:32 amChris Paul - G - Houston Rockets
Chris Paul scored 13 points on 4-of-11 shooting with eight rebounds, five assists, a steal, a block and two triples in Game 4 on Monday against the Warriors.
Paul's stat line doesn't look sexy, but he made crucial plays for the Rockets down the stretch and came up with big plays with James Harden resting. The Rockets just need him to keep the boat afloat on offense while their superstar sits and so far he's done that. The defense has regressed a bit and the shooting is down, but he's still making plays for his teammates with the correct reads.
May 1, 2019, 1:36 amChris Paul - G - Houston Rockets
Chris Paul filled a lot of categories in Tuesday's Game 2 loss, providing 18 points (6-for-14 FGs, 4-for-4 FTs), seven rebounds, six assists, three steals and two threes in 40 minutes.
CP3 kept the Rockets within striking distance as James Harden left for a while with a significant eye injury. Paul may need to pull a little more weight again if Harden isn't fully himself by Saturday's Game 3 in Houston.
April 29, 2019, 6:23 pmChris Paul - G - Houston Rockets
Chris Paul was fined $35,000 for making contact with an official in Game 1 but will not be suspended for Tuesday's Game 2.
Paul was given two technicals and made contact with the referee to earn his second, though the Rockets are reportedly asking that the league rescind the first tech. Regardless, Paul is a bit lucky to dodge a suspension here. There will be a lot of eyes on the officiating crew tomorrow with the way the Rockets have steered the discourse since Game 1 wrapped up.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
April 28, 2019, 6:26 pmChris Paul - G - Houston Rockets
Chris Paul was ejected from Sunday's Game 1 in the closing seconds, ending his day with 17 points, four assists, three steals and three 3-pointers.
Paul got tossed after screaming at the officials, and while it's certainly an earned pair of technicals it's still shocking to see the refs make that call in the final seconds of a one-possession game. CP3 may have even made contact with the official at one point, which means we'll need to be on the lookout for his status for Game 2.
April 24, 2019, 11:13 pmChris Paul - G - Houston Rockets
Chris Paul got it done in Wednesday night's win over the Jazz, finishing with 15 points, eight rebounds, five assists, three steals and three turnovers.
Paul finished this series scoring 17.4 points on 46 percent shooting, both above his regular season averages. He has a habit of increasing his production in the post season and should continue to be a linchpin for the Houston offense as long as he stays healthy.
April 23, 2019, 1:30 amChris Paul - G - Houston Rockets
Chris Paul had a great Game 4 in Monday's 91-107 loss to the Jazz with 23 points on 8-of-19 shooting with eight rebounds, seven assists, five steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers.
Paul had a nice breakaway dunk late in the fourth, showing that he's still got the hops and his defense throughout tonight was also solid. He brought back some of his vintage layup package, but the Rockets as a whole went cold from deep late in the game and couldn't stop Donovan Mitchell's barrage in the fourth quarter.
April 21, 2019, 1:28 amChris Paul - G - Houston Rockets
Chris Paul had five fouls before the end of the third quarter but managed to last to the end of Saturday's Game 3 win, posting 18 points, four rebounds, four assists, three steals and a pair of triples.
Credit Paul for keeping himself in the game, though Houston wasn't whistled for a foul at all in the fourth until the final two minutes. He was able to come up with some timely buckets and worked James Harden onto Ricky Rubio repeatedly in the closing stretch with Utah far too eager to switch on defense.
April 18, 2019, 12:31 amChris Paul - G - Houston Rockets
Chris Paul put up 17 points on 5-of-11 shooting with two steals and two blocks in a blowout win over the Jazz on Wednesday.
He made just one of his six 3-point attempts and turned the ball over six times. However, he did add four rebounds and three assists to the box score as well. James Harden is clearly the dominating force for the Rockets, but Paul's stability will be crucial for the team to continue their playoff success.
April 15, 2019, 12:08 amChris Paul - G - Houston Rockets
Chris Paul did his thing against the Jazz in Game 1 on Sunday as he had 14 points and seven assists on 7-of-12 shooting.
He missed all three of his attempts from deep, but played similarly to his season averages which was enough for the Rockets to run away with the win. Expect much of the same from Paul throughout the entire series.
April 10, 2019, 1:15 amChris Paul - G - Houston Rockets
Chris Paul delivered 24 points (9-of-15 shooting), eight rebounds, six assists, a steal and five 3-pointers to close out his regular season on Tuesday against the Thunder.
Paul dealt with another hamstring injury in the middle of the season and saw his shooting hit its lowest mark since he entered the league, but was still able to deliver nearly top-20 value on a per-game basis. He played in 58 games this season, the same amount as last year and as he ages the missed games will start to pile up. The assists, steals and triples are all at elite levels, but when drafting him next season you'll have to account for 20+ missed games. He finishes the year just inside the top-50 in total value. The Rockets are going to handle him with care as they're more than comfortable letting James Harden carry the load during the regular season.
April 5, 2019, 10:46 pmChris Paul - G - Houston Rockets
Chris Paul only played 24 minutes in Friday’s trouncing of the Knicks but managed 11 points, three 3s, 10 dimes, a steal and a turnover.
Paul is currently the No. 25 ranked player in per game value in 9-cat, the first time he’s landed outside the top-20. Considering how many games he’s missed in recent seasons, his advancing age and James Harden’s (ball) dominance, it’s likely we’ve seen the last of Paul as a second round fantasy draft pick.