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Warriors Concerned About Vaccination Status of Andrew Wiggins

As the 2021-22 season is getting closer, league protocols related to COVID-19 are starting to get more strict, especially in certain states with their local laws. As such, the city of San Francisco requires full vaccination to be allowed indoors for entertainment, meaning members of the Golden State Warriors must be vaccinated to play this season at home. 

As first reported by ESPN’s Nick Friedell, the Warriors are concerned about the status of Andrew Wiggins this season for those games as home, as he plans to not receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to Friedell, Wiggins made it clear earlier this year that the only way he would get a COVID-19 vaccine is if he were forced to do so. 

“Yeah, I don’t really see myself getting it any time soon, unless I’m forced to somehow,” Wiggins said in March. “Other than that, I’m good.”

At this point, unless he’s able to get some sort of exemption, Wiggins will not be able to play in home games for Golden State this season. If he changes his mind and receives a full vaccination, this would make him eligible to play at home.  

Wiggins is a key piece of the Warriors roster after averaging 18.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per contest last season. 

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