“Anyone who has returned a confirmed positive test, or has been identified as having been in close contact to an infected person, is isolated or quarantined until they are cleared under the rules established by the NBA and the Players Association in accordance with CDC guidance,” the NBPA said.
Williams declined to answer if Paul was fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and if any players would be considered close contacts, but did say that the team practiced yesterday and had a “好” practice today.
“We had a really good practice today, got up and down, guys got a real good sweat. They are actually still out there on the floor. Nothing has changed for us,” Williams said.
The Suns swept the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals on Sunday and await the winner of the Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz series for a chance to advance to the NBA Finals.
The NBA has not announced the final dates for the Western Conference finals, but Williams is not yet thinking about if Paul will available or not for Game 1.
“I’m not even going to go there until I have to, so there’s no reason for me to be pessimistic at all,” Williams said. “We just have to wait and see what’s going to happen.”
The next update on Paul will be provided on Saturday, the team said.
Williams added, “My faith isn’t going to waver now because we’ve had a few obstacles. We’ve had obstacles all season long and we’ve gotten through a lot of stuff. You look forward to these challenges, you embrace them, and you move forward.”