Coach Mike D'Antoni said Monday that he's "hopeful" Paul (hamstring) could be back by the end of the week, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. Paul hasn't played in nearly a calendar month, but he's in the latter stages of his recovery from a hamstring injury and has been taking part in on-court work at recent practices. The veteran will not play Monday in Philadelphia or Wednesday in New York, but the hope is that he could make his return Friday (vs. TOR) or Sunday (vs. ORL), before the Rockets hit the road for a four-game trip.
Paul (hamstring) is expected to return to action sometime next week, Salman Ali of USA Today reports. Paul has been inactive since Dec. 22 with a strained hamstring but was taking part in some on-court work at practice Friday. Coach Mike D'Antoni has thus far resisted announcing a return date for Paul, but this report suggests that the point guard could be ready to go within the Rockets' next few games. Expect Paul to remain sidelined for at least Saturday's game against the Lakers and Monday' game in Philadelphia before the Rockets likely re-evaluate him early next week.
Coach Mike D'Antoni said Paul (hamstring) likely won't return until the end of January, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports. "We're going to take our time with him, make sure he's well," added D'Antoni. Paul has been sidelined since Dec. 22 with a strained hamstring, and while he's apparently making progress, it sounds like he's still at least a couple of weeks away from returning to game action. With Eric Gordon (knee) also unavailable for the time being, Austin Rivers figures to retain his starting role alongside James Harden.
Paul (hamstring) said Monday night that he has "no clue" when he'll return to game action, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports. "I'm trying to make sure I'm all the way healed when I come back," Paul said. Paul said he's making progress as he works back from a strained hamstring, but given his history of similar injuries, the veteran will exercise caution before returning to full-contact work. Eric Gordon had acted as Paul's primary replacement in the starting five before suffering a knee injury of his own, paving the way for Austin Rivers to move into a top-unit role alongside James Harden in Monday's win over the 113-101 win over the Grizzlies.
Paul has been officially been diagnosed with a Grade 2 hamstring strain by Dr. Steven Flores, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports. Paul will be shut down for two weeks at which point he'll be re-evaluated to determine the next steps in his rehab. The Rockets are estimating that Paul could be out between 2-to-4 weeks depending on the length of his rehab.
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