According to head coach Steve Kerr, Golden State Warriors starting small forward Andrew Wiggins will be available for all games after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
Andrew Wiggins got vaccinated, per Steve Kerr. He will be available for home games this season.- Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) October 3, 2021
Because of San Francisco's COVID-19 vaccine regulations , the Canadian forward was in danger of missing all 41 home games if he chose not to get vaccinated. At practice on Sunday, coach Kerr revealed that Wiggins will now be available for all 82 games after receiving the vaccine. Kerr also stated that Wiggins will play in Monday's preseason opener in Portland against the Trail Blazers.
This comes as a major plus to the Warriors, who were dealing with the possibility of having to fill a spot in their starting five for all home games. Wiggins is coming off of a strong first full season in Golden State, averaging 18.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.0 blocks over 71 games, starting in every appearance.
He'll resume a similar role this season for a Warriors team with championship aspirations upon the return of three-time NBA champion Klay Thompson, who is expected to make his way back on the floor some time around Christmas.
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