The Golden State Warriors were initially scheduled to get back to training camp on Tuesday, but due to two unnamed team members testing positive for the coronavirus, the start of camp has been delayed until Wednesday.
Although it’s a bummer the Golden State Warriors don’t get to take the court until Wednesday, it’s far better to be safe than sorry in this situation. Every player on the Golden State roster was tested today according to General Manager Bob Myers and the two players who tested positive will be asked to quarantine until it is safe for them to return to basketball activities.
Myers refused to release the names of the two players, but he did mention how well the testing process works considering the circumstances. “I don’t think this is unexpected with all the people coming back in” Myers mentioned to the media “It proves that the protocols and testing are working, that was the whole point-to catch these things before we begin.”
Whoever is being forced to miss out on the start of camp will be missing some significant time as the NBA’s protocols force the member of the organization to miss at least twelve days before they can be retested to join the team again.
The NBA’s protocols are very good when it comes to allowing just a certain amount of people in the facility at the same time as just four staff members and four players are allowed in the building at the same time.
The Warriors are still set to play a series of preseason games starting on December 12th against Denver before the regular season tips off just three days before Christmas on December 22nd. The Warriors are hoping to rebound after an atrocious season where the team finished 15-50 and had the worst record in the entire NBA.