The Phoenix Suns are optimistic Chris Paul will be cleared from the NBA's COVID-19 protocols and cleared for Game 3.

Tuesday marked the sixth day that Paul remained isolated from the team because of the NBA's COVID-19 mandates.

Paul is currently asymptomatic and spending his time away from the Suns in Los Angeles. 

Monty Williams was asked before Game 2 if Paul, who is officially listed as day-to-day, would need any sort of ramp up in order to play once he's cleared.

"We don't have the luxury of waiting on anybody right now. These games are so important. Every practice, every film session," Williams said. "We certainly would see where he's at when that time comes, but that's hard to make that judgment just because COVID is so different. You have COVID and the playoffs, you know what I mean? It's not COVID and the regular season.

"I'm sure if I tried to keep Chris out of the game, we'd have to square off and go toe-to-toe. So we'll just make that assessment when the time comes."