Chris Paul
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Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star point guard Chris Paul says players will need ‘at least’ three or four weeks to prepare to play games again.

Paul, who is also the president of the NBPA, mentions the players will dictate when the games can start again after the coronavirus crisis is over.

“I’m just letting you know — and I don’t think the league would do it anyway — but if they were like, ‘Hey, you got two weeks, and then we’re going,’ that’s not going to happen.

That’s not going to happen. Whatever the amount of time is, just know that players will have the input, the say-so, because we’re the ones playing. That comes first. We don’t ever want to put guys in a situation where their injury risk is higher than ever before,” Paul said, via Royce Young of ESPN.