After missing Chris Paul for the playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers last year because of a broken hand, the last thing Los Angeles Clippers fans would want to hear is that he suffered another serious injury. 

During practice on Saturday, Paul hurt his thumb which, in turn, had him miss Monday’s game against the Utah Jazz. Clippers head coach Doc Rivers told reporters that the injury is “not that serious.”

He continued by saying, “Nothing broke or anything like that, but we’ll wait and see.”

The 31-year-old floor general is coming off a season where he averaged 19.5 points and ten assists in 74 games for Los Angeles, who finished 53-29 before being bounced out the playoffs in the first round by Portland.

If Paul had gone order tramadol online by cod down for an extended period, the Clippers would have serious issues trying to fill his void. Not only is he the leader of the team, but he’s the best pure point guard in the NBA, and he’s the reason behind their incredibly potent offense.

Blake Griffin would surely put up huge numbers and be able to step in a run the offense from the top of the key, but nothing beats Paul calling out sets as he crosses half court.

Furthermore, no one can overlook his presence on defense. Paul’s an eight-time All-Defensive point guard for a reason, and he disrupts offenses and bothers ball handlers as well as any other guard in the league.

Stats courtesy of Basketball-Reference

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