Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols and is sidelined for an indefinite period of time, sources tell The Athletic.
Paul’s status is up in the air for the start of the Western Conference finals, according to sources. Paul’s Suns will face the winner of the Jazz-Clippers series, which is tied 2-2.
Depending on the medical circumstance, an isolation period could be shorter for a vaccinated individual.
The NBA has yet to release the schedule for the conference finals, but if a Game 7 is needed in the Jazz-Clippers conference semifinals, it will be played Sunday.
Paul, 36, is averaging 15.7 points, 8.7 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game to go with 50.9/44.4/91.2 shooting splits in the Suns’ 10 playoff games. He finished fifth in MVP voting this season.