Phoenix Suns star Chris Paul is in the NBA’s health and safety protocols due to a positive COVID-19 test, according to John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7.
It’s unknown if the point guard is symptomatic.
Paul originally entered the protocols earlier in the day.
The 36-year-old was reportedly vaccinated in February, but he will still require a quarantine period and would need to register multiple negative tests before he returns to the court.
If a player tested positive in the regular season, a typical quarantine period was 10-14 days.
However, in Paul’s case, an isolation period could be shorter, as he is vaccinated, notes Shams Charania.
The Suns put out a brief statement confirming that Paul was in the health and safety protocols and that another update would be coming on June 19.
The Suns are currently waiting for the winner of the series between the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers, as it is tied 2-2.
If that series ends in six games, the Western Conference Finals would begin on June 20.
If that series goes to a Game 7, the Western Conference Finals would then begin on June 22, giving Paul some more time to clear quarantine.
If Paul is forced to miss any time, Devin Booker would be the main source of offense, with Cameron Payne also needing to step up as the replacement point guard.