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Warriors PG Chris Paul OUT for rest of Tuesday’s game vs. Kings with leg injury

Paul will not return to this contest.

San Antonio Spurs v Golden State Warriors
Chris Paul of the Golden State Warriors dribbles the ball up court against the San Antonio Spurs during the third quarter of an NBA In-Season Tournament game at Chase Center on November 24, 2023 in San Francisco, California.
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Update: Paul is officially not going to return for this game, per the team. The Warriors are up on the Kings by double digits at the time of this writing, so there’s little reason to push the veteran to come back for this game.

Golden State Warriors point guard Chris Paul is questionable to return to Tuesday’s game against the Sacramento Kings due to a leg injury. The team is officially it leg soreness for Paul, who has been a solid addition for Golden State this season. The point guard has three points and two steals in five minutes of action.

Tuesday’s contest is important for the Warriors when it comes to the In-Season Tournament. Because of Minnesota’s win earlier, Golden State can potentially qualify for the knockout stage with a big win due to point differential. The Warriors have a sizable lead over the Kings at the time of this writing, so Paul might not return if the game stays this way.

Look for Stephen Curry and Brandin Podziemski to be the primary point guards if Paul remains out. Curry has always been an important piece of this Warriors team and can shoulder a huge offensive load if needed, but Podziemski hasn’t been too bad as a rookie. He does have some inconsistent play, though that can sometimes lead to massive scoring nights. If Paul is sidelined for a while, Podziemski will become a nice value option in DFS lineups.