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Golden State Warriors guard Chris Paul is nearing his return to the court. Although he won’t be playing in the team’s first game following the All-Star break, Warriors coach Steve Kerr mentioned that Paul is “close” to making a comeback.

Paul has been sidelined for the past 18 games due to a fracture in his left hand. Currently, he’s engaged in 5-on-5 activities, but the Warriors staff wants to ensure that his conditioning reaches the required level before his return.