OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul says he hopes to play in the All-Star game but it’s too early to know whether he’ll be healthy enough to return for the Feb. 16 contest in New Orleans.
Paul was announced as an All-Star reserve Thursday. He earned MVP honors after leading the West to a victory over the East in last year’s game.
Paul played his first six seasons in New Orleans. He has been out since separating his right shoulder in a win against Dallas on Jan. 3 and is expected to return sometime around the All-Star break.
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Clippers coach Doc Rivers said before his team played at the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night that he has no problem if Paul’s first game back is the All-Star game.