On the eve of the NBA Finals, Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul addressed the effects of a difficult chapter for the NBA: the pandemic-caused schedule alterations that were blamed by some for the spate of big-name injuries over the past few months.

Paul, also the president of the National Basketball Players Association, did not mention Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James' comments about his disdain for the compacted schedule but made it clear the players always have a voice in discussions.

"Man, one thing about our league and its players is everything is always a conversation..." Paul told reporters during his media session on Monday. "Injuries are always unfortunate. You hate to have them. But just like when we went to the bubble, everything was discussed as far as the players and the full body of players.