Chris Paul To Return From Injury Tonight Vs. Mavericks

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Hornets point guard Chris Paul will miss one-to-two months following arthroscopic surgery for a cartilage tear in his left knee this Monday.

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Chris Paul In Starting Lineup Against Mavericks Monday Night

Chris Paul, who has missed the past 25 games after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in early February, will make his return to the Hornets' starting lineup Monday night against the Mavericks, the team just announced.

The move means rookie Darren Collison will return to the bench, while Marcus Thornton is set to start tonight as the two-guard.

New Orleans went just 8-17 while Paul sat out.

For all things Hornets, and a game thread for tonight's contest, visit SB Nation's Hornets blog, At The Hive.

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Report: Chris Paul Targeting A Return Vs. Lebron And The Cavs (Or Sooner)

According to ESPN's Marc Stein, New Orleans superstar Chris Paul is set to return from an injury that's sidelined him since January 29th. The best point guard on earth is BACK! From Stein:

One source close to the All-Star guard said that Paul and the team are weighing whether to launch the comeback Monday night at home against Dallas or Wednesday night at home against Cleveland.

Hornets coach Jeff Bower told reporters after a loss in Utah on Saturday night that "we will be seeing [Paul] soon . . . hopefully earlier in the week."

In Paul's absence, Hornets rookies Darren Collison and Marcus Thornton have blossomed, making Paul's return all the more intriguing. How will the upstarts mesh with the superstar? And will Collison, who's looked like a potential starter while taking over for Paul, be able to coexist with CP3 in the backcourt?

It's definitiely something to watch. And however promising the younger Hornets have looked with Paul on the sidelines, New Orleans has gone 3-12 the past few weeks, fading into oblivion after Paul had kept them above .500 the first few months. Now, the fans in New Orleans get their superstar back, and the rest of us fans have the privalege of watching Chris Paul again. Good times all around.

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