A report late Tuesday night indicated that the Suns were optimistic that Paul, who has been in the NBA’s health and safety protocols since early last week after testing positive for COVID-19, would be cleared for Game 3.
John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 noted early Wednesday (via Twitter) that Paul would have to go through a process that includes a mini physical and cardiac exam to detect myocarditis before receiving medical clearance. The Haynes report suggests that CP3 has taken that step. Sources tell Yahoo Sports that the point guard passed a cardio test Wednesday morning, which Haynes said was the final step in passing the protocols.
We’ll have to wait for an official update from the Suns to confirm Paul’s availability for Thursday, but for now it looks like he tends to make a comeback.
While Phoenix is about to win back its All-NBA star, it remains to be seen when the Clippers All-NBA first-team forward, Kawhi leonard, I want to come back. Leonard has missed the team’s last four games due to a sprained knee.
The Suns are up 2-0 over LA in the best-of-seven series.