Chris Paul enters COVID Protocol

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If one wants to look at the length of health and safety protocols for a Suns player who tested positive and seemed to do relatively well, I think Cam Johnson might be a reasonable example.

He missed six games over the span of 3-4-2021 through 3-19-2021.

I don't recall hearing or reading if Cam Johnson was vaccinated.




https://www.azcentral.com/story/spo...-happy-return-after-covid-19-bout/7012459002/

I heard (as in literally heard, can’t link to it) that some Suns were spotted at one of the big vaccination sites in April. Don’t know who was among them, but Cam may have been vaccinated after his protocol. So hopefully Paul is vaccinated with a low viral load and his two negative tests will be reached more quickly?

It sucks for us but I’m glad I’m general that the NBA is handling this better than some of the other leagues.
 

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I heard (as in literally heard, can’t link to it) that some Suns were spotted at one of the big vaccination sites in April. Don’t know who was among them, but Cam may have been vaccinated after his protocol.

I understand through the media, Chris Paul was vaccinated in February so this is good to hear.

It could well be, Cam Johnson may not have been vaccinated when he tested positive and was vaccinated later in April.
 

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So no reporter can ask Monty direct questions about Paul. No one can ask Paul any questions. No statements directly from Paul. Paul can't/won't release any statement about his health status via Twitter, Facebook, or anything....for a week now? Is he so sick he can't comment? Does NBA forbid him from commenting? Or does he not comment because there is something he doesn't want to be asked or divulge.

It's the middle of playoffs...he's off the grid for a week...virtually the only information we get is from third party sources...and we wait for some concrete answers and all we get is he won't play tomorrow...now bye bye. GIVE ME A BREAK! I doubt he will be back at all this series. They are going to string us along every game...like "next game maybe"...Either he is much sicker than they are letting on or he was never vaccinated to begin with. If I'm wrong then hey I'm glad to be wrong but again their lack details is leading to speculation. Sometimes you learn more by what they are not saying then what they are...and they aren't saying much!

ehh i think its more that the less info is public, the less info the Clipps have. That makes Clipps have to prepare for CP any given game..

as much as wed all like to know whats going on, its the smart thing to do. Same situation with Kawahi, he is probably out for season but Clipps dont want Suns knowing that..
 

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Trying to be positive here, it could end up being a good thing - lets say suns pickup 2 wins at home without CP and that gave CP a bunch of needed rest. If this happens its all together a good thing
 

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Trying to be positive here, it could end up being a good thing - lets say suns pickup 2 wins at home without CP and that gave CP a bunch of needed rest. If this happens its all together a good thing
How much additional rest does he need? He’s been resting for almost a week
 

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Trying to be positive here, it could end up being a good thing - lets say suns pickup 2 wins at home without CP and that gave CP a bunch of needed rest. If this happens its all together a good thing
This would be ideal. If Paul had to miss games 1 & 2 and we still win? Then he comes back for game 3? Clippers would be sweating bullets.
 

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Game 1 is really huge here with CP3 out.

you never want to lose HCA in Game 1. Sets a tone for the series and That always puts a massive amount of pressure on Game 2. Also, in our situation, it could lead to a creeping in of doubt at the worst time about being able to win without CP3, while giving the Clippers even more confidence Vice versa.

In the alternate though, a W sans Paul in Game 1 can really push us forward, steeling an attitude inside us that NOTHING is going to stop us from getting that title, even if we have to do it without our leader for a couple games.

I went through the list of MAJOR series where previous Suns teams immediately put themselves behind the 8 ball with Game. Losses at home. With the path to the title as wide open and as close as its ever been in the last fourteen years, we’re facing another of those moments. We blitzkrieged the Lakers in the first round when facing that challenge. I can’t wait to see if we can do that again today!
 

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This would be ideal. If Paul had to miss games 1 & 2 and we still win? Then he comes back for game 3? Clippers would be sweating bullets.

The Clippers have come back from 0-2 starts in both their series so getting up 2-0 might not be the best thing to do. So I suggest we get up 4-0 and see if the Clips can come back from that instead.
 

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All this secrecy reminds me of when Trump was infected. Is he more sick than we assume?

Michael Wilbon also said CP3 was vaccinated.

One thing if he was not vaccinated, he’s friends with lebron. LeBron and Shroeder were reportedly not vaccinated. Did CP3 also make same personal decision not to get vaccinated?
 

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All this secrecy reminds me of when Trump was infected. Is he more sick than we assume?

Michael Wilbon also said CP3 was vaccinated.

One thing if he was not vaccinated, he’s friends with lebron. LeBron and Shroeder were reportedly not vaccinated. Did CP3 also make same personal decision not to get vaccinated?
Its not secrecy. This has been the standard procedure in the NBA this year for Covid response. They don't even call it Covid response, they call it health and safety protocols. Once a player is in it, they don't talk about it--the team, the player, the league. Sometimes the player talks about it afterwards, but not while they are in it. Not sure if it is league dictate or just SOP but it has been that way all year.
 

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Its not secrecy. This has been the standard procedure in the NBA this year for Covid response. They don't even call it Covid response, they call it health and safety protocols. Once a player is in it, they don't talk about it--the team, the player, the league. Sometimes the player talks about it afterwards, but not while they are in it. Not sure if it is league dictate or just SOP but it has been that way all year.

Is this really the case? I know none of the Suns who got Covid have talked about it, tweeted or anything while they had it, but I don’t know that about every other player on every other team who got in. I don’t follow other teams that closely. Do you?

we’ve definitely seen people with Covid interviewed either on camera or just through sound while positive in other areas of life during this stretch.
 

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Is this really the case? I know none of the Suns who got Covid have talked about it, tweeted or anything while they had it, but I don’t know that about every other player on every other team who got in. I don’t follow other teams that closely. Do you?

we’ve definitely seen people with Covid interviewed either on camera or just through sound while positive in other areas of life during this stretch.

Other than some of them saying that they were asymptomatic, its largely silence when going into protocol
 

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I will post this here as well.

Report: Chris Paul has been quarantining symptom free.

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