Could Chris Paul’s anticipated return be Thursday against the Warriors?

Clippers coach Doc Rivers said it’s a possibility after Paul was medically cleared to play Wednesday and had a great practice.

Paul is far ahead of his recovery timetable after his Jan. 18 thumb surgery, which listed him out six to eight weeks. According to the team, Paul looked great in practice Wednesday, but they don’t want to push him to play Thursday or Friday.

According to Paul, he doesn’t want to be a liability to the team by rushing back to play.

“When I’m ready and able to play, trust me, I will,” Paul said.