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The Phoenix Suns were dealt a huge blow Wednesday as guard Chris Paul will miss an indefinite period of time after entering the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
The 36-year-old is averaging 15.7 points, 8.7 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game.
He finished fifth in MVP voting this season, which shows just how important he is to the team.
Paul and the Suns are awaiting the winner of the Jazz-Clippers series, which is tied 2-2 and is slated to resume on Wednesday night.
The latest the series between the Jazz and Clippers can go is Sunday, which would give Paul more time to recover.
Paul was the best player on the court in Round Two as the Suns beat up the Denver Nuggets in stunning fashion, a 4-0 sweep.
Paul went off on Denver in that series, putting up 25.5 points and 10.3 assists per game on 61.8 percent shooting from the floor and 58.3 percent shooting from three-point range.
Paul sidelined for the next round against either Utah or the Los Angeles Clippers would be the biggest story to date this NBA postseason.