Suns star point guard Chris Paul has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols and is out indefinitely, jeopardizing his availability for the Western Conference finals, a source confirmed to ESPN.
The NBA’s rules for coronavirus-related isolation periods have evolved throughout the season in correlation with increasing vaccine numbers. If Paul is already vaccinated against COVID-19, he could be facing a shorter absence from the Suns.
Phoenix swept Denver in the conference semifinals and will face either the Utah Jazz or LA Clippers in the Western Conference finals, which are scheduled to start next week.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 16, 2021
Chris Paul doesn’t thrive in spite of analytics; instead, he’s empowered by them and the very existence of these numbers illustrates what a pure artist he is for the Phoenix Suns.
— Duncan Smith (@DuncanSmithNBA) June 14, 2021