Chris Paul’s Short Term Injury: Worst-Case Scenaro

November 16th, 2009 by Joe Gerrity Leave a reply »
Yesterday I wrote about the likely outcome of a long term Chris Paul injury . In this article (after hearing the same "severely sprained ankle" line from GM/Coach Jeff Bower) we will be examining what the Hornets' future holds when and if Paul returns in two weeks.

As of today, the Hornets' record stands at three wins and eight losses. I'm going to slot  in Paul for returning on Dec. 4 to play the Timberwolves at home. He might be back for the Laker game in LA on Dec. 1, but I doubt that Bower will rush him back and I doubt that it would affect the result.

Here are the games and my predictions:

LAC- win (hopefully)

Phoenix- loss

Atlanta- loss

@Miami- loss

Bucks- loss (they have looked really good so far)

@ Sacramento- loss (we barely beat them at home with CP3)

@Lakers- loss

So if they can win the games they are expected to, the Hornets' record will stand at 4-14 when Paul returns. That means to finish the season with the same record as last year (which was barely good enough to make the playoffs) the Hornets will have to finish 44-21.

That sound ...

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