Powell Family Expecting New Baby Girl

Josh PowellGet ready for an understatement: Josh Powell has a lot on his mind … And Chris Paul driving into the paint during Tuesday evening’s game in New Orleans isn’t even close to the top of his thought list.

Let’s just say that Powell has something a bit more personal happening … He and his wife Lauren are expecting their second daughter tonight.

“I’m almost speechless,” an excited Powell told me before the game. “Her name will be Hayden Simone, and if she doesn’t come during the game, then after the game for sure.”

His wife Lauren, who’s from New Orleans, is in the hospital with family right now; the Powell’s first daughter, Patience, will soon be welcoming a new baby sister.

“That’s your family, so that’s always your biggest concern,” Josh continued. “But I’m (at the arena) because I want to support the team and I understand the mission that we have this year. I want to show my dedication towards my team, and then get to the hospital as soon as possible.”

Congrats in advance, Josh!

Powell will stay with his family in New Orleans tonight, and return to Los Angeles on Wednesday to rejoin the team.