Chris Paul is back and finally finding a rhythm after dealing with a tricky hamstring injury. The Houston Rockets star has a long history of injuries, leading many to be cautious about getting too optimistic.
The good news, though, is the point guard has learned a lot, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN. Using his injury this season as a chance to educate himself, Paul seems to know what's best for his body now:
“I learned a lot of stuff about my body [during the injury],” Paul says. “And I'm just going to keep trying to implement different things and keep trying to get as strong as possible. I'm still not where I want to be eventually, but I feel like I'm in a great place right now.”
It's hard to not be at least a little optimistic about this quote. Paul has always been an extremely hard worker — someone you know is going to do things right when he's focused on it.
Now that he appears to have turned his focus to his body, you have to believe Paul will figure out a way to get himself in the best shape and conditioning to minimize injuries.
This doesn't mean he hasn't been trying to do this all along. However, everyone's body is different and certain things don't work for some like they might for others. If Paul has found out what works for him, that's the best possible thing to come out of his injury.
Chris Paul is undeniably an all-time great. If this helps him get a few more healthy years near the end of his career, that's good news for Houston.