James Harden is about to get some much needed help.
Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni said Friday, Chris Paul is set to return to the lineup this weekend.
“I think he’s ready to go, we’re just being extra careful,” D’Antoni said, via the Houston Chronicle.
The eight-time All-Star is expected to rejoin the Rockets on the court Sunday in Houston against the Magic after missing the last 16 games with a hamstring injury.
Paul, 33, will add depth to a roster that’s been carried by the heroics of MVP candidate James Harden.
The Rockets have gone 11-5 in Paul’s absence, but Harden has had to be otherworldly, averaging 44.2 points in that span.
Currently, the Rockets (27-20) sit in fifth place in the Western Conference.