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pwee31
02-01-2010, 12:00 AM
tough blow for the Hornets, they were actually in the playoff race

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=AsStS_b_l6.PTKMLFHWtYt45nYcB?slug=ys-paulsurgery013110&prov=yhoo&type=lgns



New Orleans Hornets All-Star point guard Chris Paul will undergo arthroscopic surgery for a cartilage tear in his left knee on Monday and could miss one to two months, sources close to Paul told Yahoo! Sports on Sunday night.

Paul injured the knee in the final moments of regulation in a loss to the Chicago Bulls on Friday. Paul was injured after he fell into a photographer on the baseline after trying to catch an errant inbounds pass from Hornets forward David West. Paul came up limping after the play, which led to the Bulls tying the game with .2 seconds left.

Paul also told reporters he had initially twisted the same knee in a win over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday.

Test results revealed a partial tear to Paulís meniscus. There is still some doubt as to the extent of the injury, one source said, but it is not believed to be season-ending.

Paul is expected to miss the All-Star Game because of the injury. Once the NBA confirms Paulís unavailability, commissioner David Stern will appoint a replacement to the Western Conference roster. Denver Nuggets point guard Chauncey Billups likely will be among the leading candidates to replace Paul.

The Hornets will lean on rookie point guard Darren Collison during Paulís absence. Paul also missed eight games earlier this season because of a sprained left ankle.

Sookie
02-01-2010, 12:02 AM
..maybe they'll need a point guard...

focused444
02-01-2010, 12:27 AM
Hopefully this doesn't urge the Hornets to fold and move D. West to the Cavs...gulp...in place of Murphy...There was talk of West to Cavs earlier I believe.

cdash
02-01-2010, 12:32 AM
Hopefully this doesn't urge the Hornets to fold and move D. West to the Cavs...gulp...in place of Murphy...There was talk of West to Cavs earlier I believe.

They are under the luxury tax now, which was the whole reason those rumors existed. West isn't going anywhere.

focused444
02-01-2010, 12:34 AM
They are under the luxury tax now, which was the whole reason those rumors existed. West isn't going anywhere.

Great news...now I can come off the ledge...thanks...

vnzla81
02-01-2010, 07:30 AM
Paul is hurt and now Mario Chalmers is out indefinitely.:devil:

N8R
02-01-2010, 10:24 PM
I like this, fantasy wise.

I Love P
02-01-2010, 10:30 PM
Yea if you are in a fantasy league, you might wanna pick up Collison if hes not already been picked up.

jeffg-body
02-01-2010, 11:23 PM
Come on Hornets if we get you drunk enough we are willing to let TJ go?