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According to the NBA Injury Report, Chris Paul (thumb) has been ruled out Sunday vs. the Kings.
The Suns will be without Deandre Ayton, Chris Pual, Jae Crowder, and Devin Booker on Sunday as they take on the Kings. With a shortage of players, Cam Payne and Aaron Holiday will likely start while Elfrid Payton, Torrey Craig, and JaVale McGee will see extended minutes off the bench.
Chris Paul scored 16 points (7-11 FG, 0-1 3PT, 2-2 FT), 16 assists, six rebounds and two steals across 38 minutes in a 111-105 victory over Utah.
Chris Paul returned to the lineup after sitting Wednesday for rest with the regular season ending this weekend. The 16 assists were Paul's most since February 10 and the double-double was his third since returning from a fractured thumb in late March. The 36-year old is pacing the NBA, averaging 10.8 assists in his 16th season.
According to Kellan Olson, Chris Paul (thumb) has been ruled out Wednesday vs. the Clippers.
The Suns have ruled out veterans Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton, Jae Crowder, and Chris Paul on Wednesday as they take on the Clippers. With Ayton out, Bismack Biyombo should likely start and see increased minutes making him an optimal DFS play. With Booker and CP3 out, Cam Payne and Landry Shamet will likely enter the starting lineup, playing 28+ minutes apiece. With Crowder out, Cameron Johnson should start and see 32+ minutes. Each of the Sun's players named makes for excellent DFS options at a cheap salary.
Chris Paul put up six points (3-7 FG, 0-2 3PT), four rebounds, 12 assists, and two steals in the win over the LA Lakers.
CP3 did not score the ball particularly well in this one, but he did not have to. The Suns one with ease without his scoring as he dished out double-digit assists. Phoenix and Paul seem like a well-oiled machine going into the postseason.
Chris Paul recorded 11 points (5-11 FG, 0-3 3PT, 1-2 FT), two rebounds, nine assists, and three steals in 30 minutes in Sunday's loss to the Thunder.
CP3 is averaging 32.2 minutes, 14.0 points, 11.0 assists, and 1.8 steals per game in his last five games since returning from injury. Continue to expect elite assist and steal numbers from the Wake Forest product moving forward. The 36-year-old will look to stay productive when the Suns host the Lakers on Tuesday.