Billups replaces Paul on West roster

Updated: February 4, 2010, 4:20 PM ET
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New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, the team said Wednesday.

Dr. James Andrews will perform the surgery on Thursday in Pensacola, Fla., to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. A timetable for Paul's return will be determined after the surgery, the team said.

"We are anticipating a very successful process," Hornets coach and GM Jeff Bower said Wednesday. "We look forward to his return to action at some point later on. ...

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