Chris Paul out due to personal reasons for Thunder against Mavericks

By Jesse Reed
Dec 16, 2019; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul (3) directs his team during a play against the Chicago Bulls in the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Oklahoma City won 109-106. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

The Oklahoma City Thunder will take on the Dallas Mavericks Monday night without Chris Paul, who will not play due to personal reasons, ESPN’s Mike Peasley shared.

It’s not been reported what exactly is the reason for Paul’s absence from Monday night’s lineup.

The 34-year-old veteran point guard is having yet another outstanding season, his 15th in the NBA. Playing 35 minutes a contest, he’s averaging 17.2 points, 6.4 assists, 5 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game.