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Reports: Phoenix Suns' Chris Paul declines offer to join 2021 USA Men's National Team

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Posted at 11:12 AM, Jun 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-22 16:12:42-04

PHOENIX — Despite a conflicting report early Tuesday, we've now learned that Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul has declined an invitation to join the USA Men's National Team for the Summer Olympics.

Paul and Devin Booker both received invites to the national team roster. Booker has reportedly accepted his offer.

The Athletic reported earlier Tuesday that Paul had accepted his offer as well, but later updated their report to say he has declined it.

Paul has been sidelined while the NBA playoffs continue due to coronavirus health and safety protocols.

The Suns claimed the first win of the Western Conference Finals Sunday after beating the Clippers 120-114 despite Paul's absence in Game 1. He is also set to miss Game 2.

The star point guard entered the NBA health protocols last week as the team prepared for this series following their sweep against the Denver Nuggets last week.