Posted Monday, January 14, 2013 06:45 PM
Paul - game time decision if he plays or not.
If Paul is unable to play for the first time this season that would give Eric Bledsoe his first start of the season.
Bledsoe shined as a starting point guard in the preseason while Paul recovered from offseason thumb surgery. He had 25 points, eight rebounds and six assists, including a game-tying lay-up with 3.1 seconds left against the Denver Nuggets and had 22 points, 9 assists and 11 steals against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Despite being on the road, Bledsoe's start probably couldn't have come against a better opponent in the 24-11 Grizzlies.
But Bledsoe has shown a knack for being able to guard Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley in the past.
When the Clippers played the Grizzlies in the playoffs last year Conley shot worse than 30 percent in the series with Bledsoe guarding him and committed 16 turnovers during the seven-game series.