HoopsHype Chris Paul rumors

February 13, 2014 Updates

Had a 20-minute conversation on the Bald Faced Truth radio show (12-3p on 750-AM) with basketball Hall of Famer Rick Barry on Thursday. Listen to the full interview here. I asked Barry to pick his best five NBA players, by position. Basically his "Dream Team," of current active players. He gave me five, plus a sixth man. PG: Chris Paul --- "Best point guard right now. Period." SG: LeBron James --- "I'd put LeBron at the 2... now he can shoot the basketball. I'd love to see him be able to learn how to catch the ball and use his first dribble as a productive dribble to get by his man. Oh my God. If he ever learned that he'd be insane." SF: Kevin Durant --- "He has done what great players do... watch some of the great passes he's making to his teammates. Kevin's put that into his arsenal. That's made him that much better of a player, and he's doing so much more to help his teammates." PF: Tim Duncan --- "It's hard not to take Tim Duncan as long as he's playing because I'd take him on my All-time team C: Dwight Howard --- "Even though he has a weakness with free-throw shooting, there aren't a whole lot of good centers who are developing." Oregonian

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Prior to the Clippers practice Saturday, Rivers said there was a “50-50” chance Paul would suit up against Philadelphia, but following the workout he re-assessed the situtuion. "He looked great [in practice]," Rivers said. "We plan on playing him." NBA.com

The Clippers are exercising caution with Chris Paul’s separated right shoulder. After missing the past 18 games, Paul is expected to return to the lineup in the coming days. Prior to practice Saturday, Head Coach Doc Rivers said there is a “50-50” chance Paul will play Sunday evening against the Philadelphia 76ers. “I don’t know yet, honestly,” Rivers said when asked about Paul’s status. “We’re going to do some stuff today. I would say 50-50. I don’t really know. I’m just going to let it play out and see. I fully know that he wants to play, let’s put it that way. I just don’t know if we’re going to allow him to play yet. NBA.com

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Since announcing last week he would skip the US college system to go directly into the NBA, the guard from the Australian Institute of Sport has jumped to fourth on ESPN's influential mock draft board. While there's still months of hard training and workouts with prospective NBA teams ahead of the draft on June 26, Exum wants to be picked up by a club with big plans for him. "I don't want to go to a team, somewhere like the (Los Angeles) Clippers, that have Chris Paul and I'll be kind of stuck behind him," the 1.98m Exum said on Monday. West Australian

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