HoopsHype Chris Paul rumors

November 29, 2013 Updates
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Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul strained his right hamstring in the third quarter of the Clippers' 93-80 win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night and did not return to the game. Paul was cleared by trainers to return to the game late in the fourth quarter, and he said he would play in the Clippers' next game Friday against the Sacramento Kings. ESPN.com

November 25, 2013 Updates

David Aldridge: What have the new guys brought to the team so far that you needed? CP: Man, I think what we get from J.J. is a lot of grit. I don't think a lot of people recognize that when they see him play, how hard he plays, how much he hates to lose. And JD, he's just a great pro. He plays hard. He knows his job. He's just a great guy to have on your team, and in the locker room. That's what makes our team special. What gives us an opportunity is that we have a great mix of guys. We've got, me and DeAndre (Jordan), we're probably the hot heads. We sort of go nuts in here. But then we've got guys that bring the calm, all the different NBA.com

David Aldridge: Who polices the locker room? CP: Oh, man, it's a little bit of everybody. A little bit of everybody. We really have a team. I think two of the people on our team that people don't talk about much, but have two of the biggest voices -- whenever they say something, everybody listens -- is Willie Green and Antawn Jamison. Those guys don't play much, haven't played in a few games, but they work hard, and they pay attention to everything. NBA.com

November 24, 2013 Updates

There’s a rivalry brewing between the Los Angeles Clippers and Sacramento Kings. Just after DeMarcus Cousins missed a shot at the buzzer to lose a hard-fought game against the Clippers (which featured a flagrat-2 ejection for Travis Outlaw), Cousins pulled Isaiah Thomas away from Chris Paul as the two met for a post-game handshake. For The Win

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Barnes' teammates came to his defense after the Clippers' 111-103 win. "One of the best teammates I've ever had. Matt has a big heart. He goes out there and competes every night. Not scared of nothing," said Chris Paul, who hadn't seen the tweet. "We appreciate what Matt does for us, and he's a great teammate," Griffin said. "We've got his back, and he's got ours." ESPN.com

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So, Charles Barkley, what do you think about the Clippers now after watching them lose to the Miami Heat on Thursday night? "The Clippers are softer than tissue paper," Barkley, TNT's NBA analyst, said. Granted, the Clippers did lose to the two-time NBA champion Heat. But Barkley is convinced the Clippers aren't tough enough. "They've got the toughness of a flea and the toughest guy on their team is 5-7," said Barkley, referring to Chris Paul, who is actually listed at 6 feet. "They are soft and they're only going to go as far as Blake [Griffin] and DeAndre [Jordan] take them." Los Angeles Times

SBN: Toughest player in the league for you to guard? Chalmers: Chris Paul, just because he handles the ball so much, he has a million pick and rolls in a game. SB Nation

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Paul's output was prolific -- 42 points, 15 assists, six steals -- and historic. No player had done that since steals were first recorded in the 1973-74 season, though after the game Paul wouldn't deign to take any pride in the accomplishment. Afterward, the only digit he'd acknowledge in his statline was his six turnovers. His teammates were more charitable. "He got to the rim when he wanted to get to the rim," Griffin said. "He got a jump shot when he wanted to get a jump shot. He set guys up all night long. It was an unbelievable performance." ESPN.com

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