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Golden State Warriors Guard Chris Paul to Make Return Against Washington Wizards in D.C.

Feb 26, 2024, 2:15 pm ET

Golden State Warriors guard Chris Paul is scheduled to return to action on Tuesday when the Warriors face the Washington Wizards.

Golden State Warriors guard Chris Paul is scheduled to return to action Tuesday when the Warriors face the Washington Wizards in D.C.

Paul has not played since January 5 after breaking his left hand. He underwent surgery to repair the injury.

Paul broke his left hand in a game against the Pistons in January. Getty Images

The 19-year veteran suffered the fracture in a January game against the Detroit Pistons. Midway through the third quarter, Paul tried to grab a rebound after a missed 3-pointer and his hand hit Jaden Ivey in a strange way.

This injury joins a long list of other hand ailments that Paul has suffered during his career.

In 32 games in his first season with the Warriors, Paul is averaging 8.9 points, on 42.4 percent shooting and 7.2 assists, in 27.6 minutes per game.

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“Chris will play all of Steph’s non-Steph minutes, and he’ll be there with Steph as well,” the Warriors coach said. Steve Kerr, after their loss to the Nuggets. “It’s easier for us to keep Steph off the ball and take some wear off of him when Chris is out there.”

Brought to Golden State to anchor the second unit, Paul returns to a team that has seen major changes to its rotation, most notably Klay Thompson taking on the sixth man role.

The team is optimistic that the combination of Paul and Thompson coming off the bench will make their second unit extremely lethal, however, it is unclear how all of the bench minutes will be divided.

“You really couldn’t ask for a better defense coming off the bench,” Thompson said. “It’s very exciting.”

2024-02-26 19:15:00
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