There is no stopping the Phoenix Suns this season, the team looks like they are primed to come out of the Western Conference once again. The Suns have by far the best record in the entire NBA and have beaten good teams and bad teams alike. Their 58-14 record is even more impressive when considering that both Devin Booker and Chris Paul have missed chunks of time this season.
Paul hasn't played since the All-Star Break, having fractured his right thumb after a game against the Houston Rockets on February 16th. Although they were expected to drop off in his absence, the Suns have gone 10-4 since then. Further good news is on its way too, with Sam Amick of The Athletic reporting that CP could be back with the team sooner than expected.
"Sources say Paul, whose team-issued timetable of six to eight weeks on Feb. 20 would have slated his earliest return date for April 3, is likely to return even sooner. Some sources close to the situation wouldn’t even rule out a Paul return for Wednesday’s game at Minnesota, but these coming days will be key in determining the exact timing of it all.
"Paul has ramped up his activity of late and was seen conducting a rigorous workout before the game against the Kings. His conditioning, it seems, is a significant factor in terms of the internal calculus here. Now, it’s just a matter of picking the best reintegration plan."
The Suns are enjoying a 5-game winning streak at the moment and a 65-win season seems like a very real possibility. With Paul returning, the full-strength Suns are an extremely hard team for anyone to beat, and an NBA title is absolutely on the cards if Paul gets enough time to ramp up and get back to full speed before the playoffs. Considering the massive influence CP3 has had on turning the organization around, these are exciting times for Suns fans.