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Report: Warriors G Chris Paul (hand) out 4-6 weeks

Jan 7, 2024, 10:08 AM | Updated: 12:08 pm

Chris Paul #3 of the Golden State Warriors shoots the ball against Jamal Murray #27 of the Denver N...

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 04: Chris Paul #3 of the Golden State Warriors shoots the ball against Jamal Murray #27 of the Denver Nuggets during the second quarter at Chase Center on January 04, 2024 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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Golden State Warriors guard Chris Paul is expected to miss four to six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a fracture in his left hand, ESPN reported on Sunday.

Paul sustained the injury during the third quarter of Golden State’s 113-109 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday.

Rookie guard Brandin Podziemski is expected to have an increased role in the absence of Paul, who is averaging 8.9 points and 7.2 assists in 32 games (11 starts) this season.

Paul is no stranger to injuries, particularly to his hands. He’s had five injuries to his left hand and six to his right, according to ESPN. He’s also had four hand or wrist surgeries, including his left wrist after the 2021 NBA Finals.

A 12-time All-Star, Chris Paul was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Hornets.

Over his 19 seasons with the Hornets (2005-11), Los Angeles Clippers (2011-17), Houston Rockets (2017-19), Oklahoma City Thunder (2019-20), Phoenix Suns (2020-23) and Warriors, Paul has averaged 17.7 points, 9.4 assists and 4.5 rebounds while shooting 47.1 percent from the field.

–Field Level Media

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