The Suns will be without Chris Paul for an “indefinite” period of time.
Per The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Paul has entered the NBA’s COVID-19 protocol, leaving his status for the Western Conference finals “up in the air.”
Paul’s status for the start of the Western Conference finals is currently up in the air, sources say.
Noteworthy: Depending on the medical circumstance, an isolation period could be shorter for a vaccinated individual. https://t.co/62r5bWzLOh
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 16, 2021
Paul has been a massive part of the Suns’ success all season, particularly in the playoffs: Paul has averaged 15.7 points and 8.7 assists in the playoffs this year, helping catapult Phoenix over the Lakers and Nuggets en route to a Western Conference finals appearance.
Here’s the latest on Paul’s status:
Chris Paul COVID-19 updates
According to report from John Gambadoro, Chris Paul did have a positive coronavirus test.
Chris Paul did have a positive test.
— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) June 16, 2021
Per The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Paul will be out for an “indefinite” period of time, though quarantine for players who have tested in the past have been a quarantine window of 10-to-14 days.
Paul’s status for Phoenix’s Western Conference Finals appearance is uncertain, with the series scheduled to tip off either Sunday (if the Clippers win Friday) or Tuesday. Charania says that quarantine window may be shorter for players who are vaccinated.