Chris Paul is ready to get back on the court.

After an extensive absence, the Rockets are hopeful to have the star guard back in the lineup Thursday when the team takes on the Suns, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Paul has been sidelined since the team's Oct. 17 season opener because of a bruised left knee suffered Oct. 11 against the Grizzlies when he collided with Mario Chalmers. He recently increased his workload at practice.