Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul will not return to Monday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers due to a heel injury. The team is officially saying it is heel soreness and taking the cautionary approach with the veteran point guard.
INJURY UPDATE: Chris Paul (right heel soreness) will not return tonight.— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) November 8, 2022
It has been a down season for Paul in terms of scoring, as his current 10.3 points per game is easily the lowest mark of his career. However, he remains one of the top passers in the game with 10.2 assists per contests. The Suns have other scorers, so Paul doesn’t really need to take more shots. He can heat up in key moments but he’ll rely more on his vision to help this team.
With Paul out, Cameron Payne likely gets the bulk of Phoenix’s point guard minutes. Devin Booker will also handle the ball more but Payne is the beneficiary here. It doesn’t seem like this is a major issue for Paul, so he’s probably going to be back for the team’s next contest Wednesday against Minnesota.