Chris Paul and the Golden State Warriors will be playing against Scoot Henderson and the Portland Trail Blazers tonight. As many of us should be aware, CP3 was traded to the Warriors this NBA offseason in return for Jordan Poole. This was initially viewed as a risky move and is yet to really pay off.
At the moment, the Warriors hold a record of 9 wins and 11 losses, giving them the 11th position in the Western Conference. They will be looking to improve their record with a win against the young and inexperienced Portland Trail Blazers, who have a record of 6 wins and 13 losses.
As the Warriors and Blazers get ready to face off, let us take a closer look at the injury reports and expected starting lineups for both sides. Additionally, fans can also find a prediction for this game in the end.
Chris Paul is probable for the Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers game tonight
When the Warriors decided to trade for Chris Paul, many NBA experts voiced their concerns regarding the team’s advancing age. Moreover, Paul has always been fairly injury-prone throughout his career and might not be the most reliable player at this juncture in his career.
Golden State Warriors injury report
- Chris Paul (probable)
- Andrew Wiggins (probable)
- Gary Payton II (out)
- Usman Garuba (out)
Golden State Warriors expected starting lineup
- Stephen Curry
- Klay Thompson
- Moses Moody
- Draymond Green
- Dario Saric
Portland Trail Blazers injury report
- Anfernee Simmons (out)
- Jerami Grant (out)
- Ish Wainright (out)
- Robert Williams III (out)
- Deandre Ayton (questionable)
Portland Trail Blazers expected starting lineup
- Scoot Henderson
- Shaedon Sharpe
- Malcolm Brogdon
- Toumani Camara
- Duop Reath
As we can tell, neither side looks completely healthy for this game and will not be at full strength. Nonetheless, here are the predictions for this match between the Warriors and Blazers.
The Warriors are favored over the Blazers tonight
In all honesty, this is quite an easy prediction to make. The Warriors are clearly more experienced and talented when compared to the Blazers. Even without Chris Paul or Andrew Wiggins on the floor, Stephen Curry is expected to lead his team to victory tonight. Considering that the Warriors are coming off a narrow loss to the Clippers, they will certainly be motivated and take this game seriously.