NBA Daily Injury Report (Jan. 23): Chris Paul returns
- on Jan 23, 2023
Paul, who collapsed with a right hip injury during a game against the Miami Heat on January 5 (Korean time) and disappeared for more than two weeks, is known to be preparing to return to the home game against the Memphis Grizzlies on the 23rd 메이저사이트 (Korean time). .
After veteran guard Paul was missing, Phoenix suffered from injury dominoes, and in the aftermath, struggled and fell from the top of the Western Conference to the bottom. Phoenix is currently 23-24 with a win rate of less than .50 and is in 10th place in the West. Above all, the biggest problem is that the team is struggling to operate due to the successive injuries. Phoenix currently has seven players on the injury list, including Paul. Ace Devin Booker (26, 196cm) has no promises when he will return.
In the midst of this, Paul, who was criticized for not having the same performance as before due to residual injuries and deterioration this season, but his return is expected to be a plus factor in the power of the ‘injury ward’ Phoenix in various aspects such as game management and defense.
On the other hand, in the case of Deandre Ayton (24, 211cm), who has been suffering from a cold recently, the disease did not get better easily and he was confirmed to miss the game today.
In addition to the players mentioned above, LeBron James (38, 206cm), who has been on the injured list as a questionable condition recently, was listed as uncertain before the match against Portland, and was injured ahead of the game on the 23rd. Jumpball took a look at what changes have been made to the list.