Clippers being cautious with Chris Paul
Chris Paul has been working out, doing a lot of drills, testing his strained left hamstring to see whether it is ready to cooperate.
But Paul wasn't ready to play Sunday, sitting out his fifth consecutive game, this time against the Toronto Raptors.
Coach Vinny Del Negro said Paul worked out Saturday at practice and that the All-Star guard "feels great."
But Del Negro said the "smart, prudent thing to do" was to not rush Paul back.
"There's a protocol that guys have to go through, in terms of injuries and things," Del Negro said. "We went through that [Saturday] in terms of his workout and conditioning. He felt good. It's just that I think we have to be smart about the process."