Tuesday, October 19 2021

This weekend, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are in Las Vegas for a series of team workouts and bonding experiences before training camp. The Jazz did a team pre-camp workout in Las Vegas as well, while the Rockets did theirs in the Bahamas. Even teams where the players did not head off to exotic locations are in the midst of full-team workouts in preparation for training camp to open next week.

Andrew Wiggins, however, has been restricted to individual workouts because he is unvaccinated, reports Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area.

San Francisco has a vaccine mandate for high-contact indoor spaces — bars, restaurants, clubs, theaters, gyms, and sporting arenas — which means players can’t enter the Chase Center for practices or games unless vaccinated. Wiggins is not vaccinated and has consistently said he wouldn’t get vaccinated soon unless forced. The league reportedly is considering giving Wiggins a religious exemption to getting a vaccine, but that would have no impact under the San Francisco law.

The league and Warriors hope that money may force Wiggins’ hand. If this continues into the season, the Warriors could attempt to fine Wiggins game checks for the home games he misses, which would be more than $350,000 a game (Wiggins is set to make $31.6 million this season). While Wiggins could (and likely would) appeal that, the arbitration process set forth in the CBA would take at least six months and maybe up to a year to resolve.

Wiggins is a starting wing for the Warriors who averaged 18.6 points and 4.9 rebounds a game last season, and he has an increased role in the Warriors offense until Klay Thompson returns later this season.

Check out more on the Warriors

Another report 90% of NBA players are vaccinated Report: Despite requirement for Warriors home games, Andrew Wiggins still… Warriors owner Joe Lacob fined for tampering with 76ers’ Ben Simmons

Unvaccinated Andrew Wiggins reportedly restricted to individual workouts originally appeared on NBCSports.com

Source: Yahoo Sports


Hernández: Dodgers' championship mettle keeping them in NL West title chase


Ten-man Bayern win at Fuerth to open three-point Bundesliga lead

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Pro Sports Media

Trending Now

NBA may make reviewing out-of-bounds in last 2 minutes a coach’s challenge only

Even for those of us who are die-hard basketball junkies, the final two minutes of a close NBA game can drag. With the advent of video review, every close play — especially out-of-bounds calls, those plays are automatic review triggers — has referees scurrying to the video replay table. Throw in an assortment of fouls […]

Read More

Joe Ingles had hilarious response to Josh Giddey’s mentor comments

On Sunday, Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Josh Giddey offered some details about his friendship with Utah Jazz forward and fellow Australian Joe Ingles ahead of their matchup on Wednesday. Giddey connected with Ingles a few years ago and the two would often talk as the Jazz veteran would offer some tips and pointers when necessary. […]

Read More

Bucks vs. Nets: Watch NBA opening night online, live stream, TV channel, start time, odds, prediction, pick

Getty Images The 75th anniversary of the NBA will tip off on Oct. 18 when the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks serve host to the Brooklyn Nets in the first game of the 2021-22 season. These two teams will face off after the Bucks beat the Nets in a thrilling seven-game series in the second round of […]

Read More