With the absence of CP3 on Clippers roster for the games to come for Clippers, the presence of Paul will be surely missed on the team.
Paul in this series against Portland average 22.2 points and 8 assists playing 4 games against Portland. Despite being a force for the Clipper offense, Damian Lillard only averaged 35% shooting when he was guarded by Chris Paul.
The Clippers lost a facilitator and scorer for that team and that's a huge problem for the Clippers. If we look the backcourt roster of the Clippers, Coach Doc River's only option is to have Pablo Prigioni and Austin Rivers to play as the facilitator, defender to Lillard and to score the same well that Chris Paul is doing. Expect also to have Jamal Crawford more minutes and to score more.
Despite having Paul out for the whole Playoffs, Coach Doc Rivers told the media that Blake Griffin has 50% on playing for game 5 at the staples center.
Blake is an another guy in that Clippers roster that can facilitate for the team. The Clippers fall in Game 3 and Game 4 at the Moda Center.
Chris Paul: The Future?
With Chris Paul's injury, it is highly likely that Portland will win the series against the Clips as CP3 is the heart and soul of the Clippers offense.
This means that another Chris Paul-led team will fail to reach the Conference Finals. Will CP3 ever have postseason success, let alone win a ring? Time is running out as he turns 31 years old in May.
Would he be better suited being traded, or leaving the Clippers in 2017?
Maybe joining up with KD, or even LeBron, just to win that elusive championship he's always wanted?
What if Chris Paul and Kevin Durant play in Los Angeles Lakers next season?