As head coach Steve Kerr announced on Sunday, Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins will be available for all 82 games after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Warriors’ starting forward was in danger of missing all 41 home games at San Francisco’s Chase Center due to the city’s vaccination mandate, but he and the team will avoid that possibility after Kerr revealed that Wiggins was given the opportunity. .
Star teammate Stephen Curry weighed in on the issue Monday at the Warriors’ shooting practice.
“Obviously, I think it’s great that he’s available,” Curry said. according to Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle.
“Whatever process you went through to reach that decision, you will be able to talk about it. We are excited to have it. I think it was a complete conversation to begin with. It’s a good sign that you are just handling your responsibilities as a member of the team. Again, whatever the process is is for him to explain. “
On Warriors Media Day, Said Wiggins he was not planning to get the vaccine. Had he not been fully vaccinated by Oct. 13, Wiggins would not have been able to attend practices or games inside the Chase Center. As a result, he would have had to lose half his season salary as part of the NBA’s announcement that players who had to miss games because they were not vaccinated would not receive their game checks.
Wiggins will now be free for all Warriors games, returning to his place in the starting lineup. In his first full season with Golden State, Wiggins averaged 18.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.0 blocks in 71 games.