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How will Chris Paul’s injury impact the Phoenix Suns?

For much of the season, the Phoenix Suns have operated in excellence under the radar. They haven’t made many headlines despite the fact that they’ve been quite dominating through the first three-quarters of the regular season.

However, they are now faced, for really the first time this season, with a big challenge. They are expected to be without Chris Paul until the playoffs. He’s slated to miss at least 6-8 weeks and perhaps more time.

Up to now, the Suns have been considered the favorites to win the Western Conference. It’ll be interesting to see if that changes at all with Paul out of the lineup. How will this injury not only impact the Suns during the next few weeks but also heading into the playoffs?