It seemed as if everything was set up for Chris Paul to make his return Sunday against Toronto at Staples Center.
Paul had gone through multiple workouts at full speed, and he had come out of those workouts pain free. Still, with the Clippers not playing again until Wednesday, Vinny Del Negro and the Clippers' training staff decided a 100 percent Paul is worth the wait.
"We worked him out (Saturday) and he feels great," Del Negro said. "But I just think the smart, prudent thing to do right now is to give him a couple more days and a couple more workouts and practices."
Paul's missed five games with a strained left hamstring, including Sunday's 103-91 win over the Toronto Raptors. It is an injury he suffered while scoring 33 points in the Clippers' 102-94 win over the Lakers on Jan. 14.
He has not spoken to the media since after that game.
Del Negro admitted the team wanted to err on the side of caution with Paul considering the busy schedule that awaits the Clippers in the upco...