Phoenix Suns star point guard Chris Paul is dealing with more bad luck. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Paul is out indefinitely after he entered COVID-19 health and safety protocol. At this point, Paul’s status for the Western Conference finals is uncertain.
According to the report, if Paul is vaccinated for COVID-19, and depending on the medical circumstance, the isolation period could be shorter. No word on if Paul is vaccinated, but according to ESPN’s Jalen Rose, Paul is vaccinated.
The Suns swept the Nuggets on Sunday night. No word on when the Western Conference finals will begin as the Clippers and Jazz continue to battle it out to determine who will face the Suns. That series is tied at 2.
Paul, 36, battled a shoulder injury in Suns’ first-round victory over the Lakers, and now, he has another obstacle to overcome. Paul was dominant in the series against the Nuggets and averaged 25.5 points and 10.2 assists per game, with only five turnovers.
Clearly, the Suns need Paul to advance to the NBA Finals and win a title, so hopefully, he can get back on the court sooner than later.
Watch below as Suns head coach Monty Williams talks Paul: