Suns point guard Chris Paul is expected to return to action in Wednesday night’s home game vs. the Celtics, per Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report.
Paul has missed the past 14 games with heel soreness, meaning he last played on Nov. 7. Barring a last minute setback, he will indeed take the court on Wednesday, Haynes noted.
The Suns (16-8) have won nine of the 14 games Paul missed after a 7-3 start to the season. They lead the Pelicans by a half-game for first in the Western Conference standings, and lead the second-place Clippers by 2.5 games in the Pacific Division.
Paul, 37, has appeared in 10 games in all, averaging a career-low 9.5 points and 9.4 assists, and shooting 37 percent from the field.
Backup Cameron Payne has been pretty good in Paul’s absence, with averages of 15.1 points and 7.3 assists, shooting 40 percent on 3-pointers, in 14 starts.
Pheonix Suns star Chris Paul – barring a setback – intends to make his return tonight against the Boston Celtics after being sidelined for a month with heel injury, league sources tell @NBAonTNT, @BleacherReport.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) December 7, 2022
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