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Chris Paul remains in COVID-19 health and safety protocols, Suns say

With the news of Paul entering COVID-19 health and safety protocols, his status for the Western Conference Finals is uncertain.

PHOENIX β€” This isn't news Phoenix Suns fans want to hear. Chris Paul is remaining in COVID-19 health and safety protocols, according to a Phoenix Suns' press release Saturday morning.

The team said further updates on Paul's status will be provided as appropriate.

The Athletic's Shams Charania originally broke the news that Paul was entering the protocols early Wednesday morning on Twitter. According to sources, Paul's status for the Western Conference Finals is "up in the air."

Charania also said the isolation period could be shorter for a vaccinated individual.

The team issued the following statement late Wednesday morning:

Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul is currently out due to health and safety protocols. The next update on his status will be provided on Saturday, June 19.

Paul has been a vital piece of the Suns' current playoff run, averaging 15.7 points, 8.7 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game. He also recently earned All-NBA Second Team honors.

This is a developing story. We will update this article as more information becomes available.

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