Clippers' Chris Paul: Hands out eight assists in return

Paul (thumb) provided eight points (2-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), eight assists, four rebounds and three steals across 26 minutes in Tuesday's 92-89 preseason win over the Kings.

Paul missed only one game due to the sprained right thumb, but it didn't appear to be much of an issue during his time on the court. While the 31-year-old Paul is seemingly on the downslope of his career, he's still an elite point guard both in real-life and fantasy terms. Thanks to his strong production in scoring, assists, three-pointers, steals, field-goal and free-throw percentage and relatively good health over the last two seasons, Paul shapes up as a worthy first- or second-round option in most leagues.

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