Another Chris Paul Injury Proves Just How Stupid Rockets Were to Give Him Massive Contract
Despite being considered one of the few teams capable of knocking off the Golden State Warriors entering this season, the Houston Rockets have stumbled out to a disappointing, barely above .500 start.
With such talent as James Harden, Chris Paul, Clint Capela and Eric Gordon, the Rockets should have had a clear path to the second seed in the West; however, that has not been the case this year in the slightest. Mike D’Antoni’s squad has failed to live up to expectations in a big way, and unfortunately for Houston fans things may have just gotten much worse.
Chris Paul initially out 6-8 weeks. More than likely until after the all star break. MRI will reveal tomorrow if surgery is needed but source says definitely a grade 3 tear. Doesn’t look good. Austin Rivers may have a home.
— Peter Vecsey (@PeterVecsey1) December 21, 2018
Chris Paul injured his hamstring this week against the Miami Heat, and it is now being revealed that this will likely sideline him until at least after the All-Star Break.
Paul has established himself as an injury-prone player throughout his tenure in the NBA, so it should come as no surprise that he is going to miss time this year. What is puzzling, however, is why the Rockets gave the veteran a four year, $160 million contract given his history of health concerns.
CP3 is scheduled to make $44 million in the last year of his deal. Please, read that line again and try not to cringe. By then, Paul will be in his mid-30’s and likely a shell of his former self due to injury issues.
Chris Paul: Im finally at 100%
Chris Paul’s Legs: pic.twitter.com/nWN6MUgLFF
— matthew (@sz10andahalf) December 21, 2018
Clearly Houston made a mistake this offseason by giving the oft-injured Paul a mega deal of this caliber, and now it appears that they are paying the price.
This article first appeared on 12up.