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Report: Despite requirement for Warriors home games, Andrew Wiggins still not vaccinated

Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 21: Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Golden State Warriors shoots the ball against the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2021 NBA Play-In Tournament on May 21, 2021 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Warriors players, per San Francisco regulation, can’t enter their home arena unless vaccinated.

In March, Golden State forward Andrew Wiggins said he wouldn’t get vaccinated soon unless forced.

Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle:

There’s increasing concern among the Warriors about the early-season availability of starting small forward Andrew Wiggins, who has declined to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to NBA sources.

Vaccines make people less likely to contract coronavirus. The times vaccinated people contract coronavirus, the vaccine makes them less likely to have severe outcomes. Vaccines make people less likely to spread coronavirus.

And in the case of Wiggins, a vaccine would also protect his $31,579,390 salary.

It’s unclear what action Golden State or the NBA could take in this uncharted territory. The players’ union successfully fought to ensure the league won’t impose a vaccine mandate. However, teams can generally fine players for missing practices and games.