24 Jan 2012

Clippers not rushing Paul's return

11:03 am on 24 January 2012

The Los Angeles Clippers won't take any chances with NBA All-Star guard Chris Paul, even if means his hamstring injury will force him to miss Thursday's match-up against the cross-town rivals the Lakers.

Paul sat out his fifth straight game on Monday as the Clippers defeated Toronto.

Coach Vinny Del Negro says Paul had worked out on Sunday but that the smart, prudent thing to do would be to take it slowly.

Del Negro says the team would decide after Wednesday's practice whether Paul was ready to return to competition.