Report: Chris Paul has Grade 2 hamstring strain, usually 3-4 week injury
Rockets point guard Chris Paul missed Games 6 and 7 of the Western Conference Finals with a strained hamstring.
If the Rockets advance to the NBA Finals, he may not be able to play then, either. From Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.
Chris Paul's hamstring injury is a Grade 2 strain, per multiple sources. For reference that's the same injury that cost James Harden almost three weeks back in January. As one source put it, "We tried everything. It's just not humanly possible." https://t.co/N8IERZt71F— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) May 29, 2018
During the regular season, guys usually miss 3-4 weeks with that injury. It puts in doubt Paul’s ability to play in Game 1 on Thursday and maybe early in the Finals at all. Game 3 is the more likely call, according to reports.
That said, if anyone would push his body to get back it is CP3, one of the NBA’s most competitive players (in a league of professional competitors). Paul came to Houston to get a shot at the NBA Finals, no way he would pass it up.