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Myers 'optimistic' all Warriors will be eligible to play at Chase

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Warriors president of basketball operations Bob Myers said Monday at Media Day he expects the Warriors to have their full complement of healthy players when they take the floor at Chase Center for their home opener on Oct. 21 against the Los Angeles Clippers.

"In regards to any specific individual's vaccination status, I'm not going to comment on that. That's personal, that's private," Myers said when asked about Andrew Wiggins' vaccination status.

"What I would say is that I'm optimistic come the first game here at Chase (Center) we'll have our full complement of team as far as who's healthy and who isn't. And I'll just leave that at that."

The NBA recently denied Wiggins' request for religious exemption against taking the COVID-19 vaccine. That comes on the heels of the San Francisco Chronicle's reporting last week that Wiggins was still not vaccinated. Under the city of San Francisco's guidelines, Wiggins would not be able to play at Warriors home games until he is fully vaccinated.

In August, the city of San Francisco implemented a vaccine requirement for anyone 12 or older entering certain businesses, including large indoor events such as Warriors games at Chase Center.

Wiggins told reporters in March that he would not get the COVID-19 vaccine unless he was forced to.

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As NBC Sports Bay Area's Monte Poole reported earlier this month, San Francisco's mandate could be a home-court disadvantage for the Warriors if their team is not fully vaccinated. Under the current rules, unvaccinated visiting players would still be eligible to play.

 

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