Kawhi Leonard, Chris Paul, LeBron James and more headline a day chock-full of breaking news and noteworthy rants.
Is it over?
What a day. What a wild, crazy, landscape-shifting day in the NBA. A pair of playoff teams suffered potentially season-altering injuries (or, in the case of Chris Paul, illness), a couple of coaches are gone, a team president, too, and before the close of business the NBA’s biggest star took to Twitter to give the league another headache.
Let’s start from the beginning …
Chris Paul enters the NBA’s health & safety protocols.
This news, first reported by The Athletic, was stunning: Paul, days removed from a 25-point, 10-assist per game effort in a four-game sweep of Denver, was out. The Suns later confirmed Paul’s place in the protocols, and while not revealing if Paul had tested positive for COVID-19, an NBA release hours later announced that one new player had tested positive.