Rockets' Chris Paul Could Miss Month With Knee Issue

Chris Paul

According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, Paul will be listed as day to day and could be out for as long as a month due to his knee injury. The former Indiana Hoosier started for Paul and was on the court for almost 35 minutes in the Rockets' 105-100 win over Sacramento.

Paul initially suffered the problem when he clashed knees with Memphis Grizzlies guard Mario Chalmers in pre-season.

The 6-foot dime maestro did not play in the fourth quarter of his debut with his new team, instead sitting in the sidelines as his team notched a last-minute 122-121 win to open the season.

Chris Paul may not be available when the Houston Rockets take on the Dallas Mavericks in their home opener on Saturday.

In his absence, "the Beard" is likely to assume point guard duties like he did last season and facilitate the team's offence. ESPN's Chris Haynes reports the team has been in contact with free agent Jameer Nelson. The Rockets can survive without Paul for a month. It's a bruise. We just have to make sure he's 100 percent the next time he plays.

The Texas-based outfit faces the Grizzlies in Houston on Monday before opening a three-game road trip. D'Antoni said Paul's status is "more week-to-week" than day-to-day, and that there's no firm timetable for a return.

"I think they'll keep figuring things out a little bit better and make it easier on each other".

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