Clippers star Kawhi Leonard was excluded from Thursday’s game in Los Angeles. He has not played since June 14th due to a sprained right knee.
Paul has been on the league’s health and safety logs since last Wednesday and missed the first two games of the Western Conference final against the Clippers.
ESPNs Dave McMenamin and Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Tuesday that there was optimism within the Suns organization that Paul might return for Game 3.
Phoenix leads the series 2-0.
Before 36-year-old Paul was sidelined, 36-year-old Paul averaged 25.5 points at 62.7% shooting while getting 41 assists against five ball losses in a 4-game sweep of the Denver nuggets in the second round.