Chris Paul (health protocols) will start in Phoenix's Thursday Game 3 lineup

According to Chris Haynes, Phoenix Suns point guard Chris Paul (health protocols) will start in Thursday's Game 3 contest against the Los Angeles Clippers.

What It Means:

Paul will make his first start this series, likely sending Cameron Payne to the bench on Thursday night. In a matchup against a Los Angeles' unit allowing 49.4 FanDuel points per game to point guards this season, our models project Paul to score 40.5 FanDuel points in 36.5 minutes.

Paul's projection includes 17.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 9.4 assists.