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In the NO Podcast Episode 18: All CP3 and the Knee

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Published: February 14, 2011

Okay, maybe it’s not all CP3 and his bad knee, but it’s a good portion of the podcast. We also talk about the upcoming Portland game, Hack a Howard, and the All-Star game. Sorry it’s a day late! Enjoy!

15 comments
OkiThor
OkiThor

I say watch out if CP3 gets back to 100% physically. He is getting smarter on the court, if that is possible, due to the movement limitations. I see next season a smarter, better shooting CP3 that if he gets back to 90 - 100% then watch out now. Is this optimism or hope? I hope the former : )

lancebrou68
lancebrou68

well i actually believe cp will be back but like all knee injuries they take time. the good knew is that the least of the 4 main ligament was the one he injured. they rank in this order, acl the front, mcl inside part of the knee, pcl outside part of the knee, and the meniscus in sorta at the bottom or back of the knee. the meniscus he can definitely heal from in time just think if it was an acl knock on wood

JCS
JCS

It would be cool if they did the All Star game like they do in hockey, and just have team captains select who they want for their team. The downside is the fans wouldn't be involved, but the upside is the fans who blindly vote in Houston players wouldn't be involved either.

BrickCity
BrickCity

2 points, the 1st more positive: (1) Amare seems finally to have recovered from knee surgery (microfracture, which used to be considered more serious, I thought); (2) I agree with McNamara re the importance of Paul's inability to change direction -- somethign that has been apparent to me all season in the few times he's able to get off what I used to consider his (& the Hornets') bread-and-butter end-of-the-clock shot, his little step-back jumper -- a seemingly wide-open 15' jump-shot that always seemed to be there . . . with one (quick) step back. Without the jumper, his midrange game is much more dependent on the flow of the offense & in that sense his play at the end of the clock is often a bit more like a #2 guard.

cro_CP3
cro_CP3

I think we will be quick like in 08 again slightly before the playoffs this year when he kills that brace...

AllBall
AllBall

I hope so. He should be fine tonight, he looks great after he has had a few days rest. He is sort of hitting the rookie wall right now, which is odd, but he missed a lot of time last year.

rmorales07
rmorales07

WHEN IS MEKA COMING BACK? TONIGHT?

CarnbY
CarnbY

He'll be back some time after the all-star break, Aaron Gray is starting.

AllBall
AllBall

I read CP saying that the brace is coming off at some point (on NBAindia.com, wierd I know!). I'm hoping that this is like the KG situation, where he comes back next year good as new.

JS
JS

Yea allball I agree with you. Hopefully because KG is having his best season as a celtic this year more so than the year they won the championship. I know there two different positions, but KG looks a lot quicker and hopefully the same will happen to CP next year. I'm still optimistic that he can get some of his quickness back. Hornets would have won the 2 out of the 5 or so games that they've lost if CP was his old self and playin extremely aggressive in the 4th. I'm not blaming him that was the reason for the loses because I know he doesnt have it in it just sayin...It's blatantly obvious like they said in the podcast he looks alot more sluggish.

Hornet
Hornet

All this Chris Paul will never be back to 2007-2009 form is depressing. MAKE IT STOP!!! *cries* :(

lancebrou68
lancebrou68

i've torn my mcl before and i agree that u can play quicker from surgery but just like ryan said it takes about a year to a year and a half to get better and honestly i was much quicker and faster than i was before the injury, but to chris paul he needs to take the brace off, if he doesn't his knee joints and muscles will become accustomed to having the support therefore not being able to build on there own

Stefan
Stefan

I think Pop takes West. They would like a vet with a reliable mid range shot that knows how to handle double teams in the playoffs over a young Griffin.

CarnbY
CarnbY

I think he'd take West too. I'd love to know Pop's answer to that question actually, although I'm sure he'd never answer anything like that...