Two Golden State Warriors gamers have examined optimistic for COVID-19, president of basketball operations/normal supervisor Bob Myers stated Tuesday.
“As gamers have entered again into our market, two gamers have examined optimistic after they’ve reentered,” Myers stated. “I do not suppose that is surprising with all the blokes coming again in from [outside the] market. It form of proves that the protocols and testing are working. That was the entire level to catch this stuff earlier than we started.
“In consequence we have been delayed at some point so we’ll begin our particular person exercises [Wednesday] after which the official form of camp the place they’ll be training and every part collectively I imagine will begin on Monday. Clearly, I can not disclose the gamers [who tested positive] per CBA and HIPAA guidelines, however I wished to get that out, get in entrance of that so all people on the decision is aware of that we’re really formally beginning 1-on-Zero stuff tomorrow after which Monday we start with the elevated actions. That is all per the NBA protocols, which I am studying quite a bit about.”
Myers stated he has been in touch with executives in different sports activities to see how they’ve dealt with the uncertainty surrounding an unprecedented season throughout a pandemic. The Warriors didn’t take part within the NBA’s bubble at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, after ending with a league-worst 15-50 regular-season report.
“[Warriors co-owner] Peter Guber clearly went way of [it this past season] as an government with the Dodgers,” Myers stated. “I’ve talked to the [San Jose] Sharks GM Doug Wilson about how they could put together as soon as they get going, [San Francisco 49ers GM] John Lynch. However extra simply in an overarching method. How do you progress way of this? What’s your recommendation? … Simply form of how do you navigate all of the uncertainty?”
Myers says he believes the Warriors will have the ability to begin their season at dwelling on schedule, which is notable given the Niners needed to transfer two dwelling video games later this month to Glendale, Arizona, due to a ban on contact sports activities in Santa Clara County.
“At this cut-off date, clearly the Santa Clara County resolution made us take into consideration these issues,” Myers stated, whereas discussing potential contingency plans ought to San Francisco County enact an analogous order. “Haven’t heard from town of San Francisco that they’ll implement something like that at the moment. Haven’t heard that we’ll be put in that sort of place.
“This can be a very fluid world proper now. Sports activities are part of it, identical to our lives are all part of it. If we have to make changes sooner or later, we’ll. Identical to they’re doing. At this cut-off date, we’re not being advised something like that.”
Like Myers, Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he is aware of there’s loads of uncertainty surrounding how the brand new season will play out.
“We will not management the setting just like the league did with the bubble,” he stated. “We’re going into this factor with our eyes extensive open. I discuss on daily basis with [Warriors president] Rick [Welts] and Bob about our COVID protocols, the newest updates from the league, newest updates from our coaching employees, what’s taking place. So far as my confidence degree, I am assured that the league goes to do every part of their energy to do issues the precise method and to guard us, defend the gamers and the staffs.
“Then who the hell is aware of? I imply, it is 2020. I believe we simply have to enter it with an open thoughts and do our greatest and see what occurs.”
Each Myers and Kerr tried to maintain an open thoughts relating to how issues would possibly play out sooner or later.
“The reality is that no person has the solutions to those questions,” Myers stated. “I believe the important thing actually is the testing, if I needed to say one thing I’ve realized is suitable correct testing as usually as potential. Apart from that, being sensible and actually form of understanding there’s going to be bumps within the street. And understanding that [this process] isn’t going to be easy and seamless. Not as we speak, not tomorrow, not in a day, not in a month, perhaps shortly.
“We’re all attempting to maneuver way of this one of the best we will. And type of discuss to different folks in sports activities which are shifting way of it may be useful and make sense. I do know the league executives discuss to the opposite league executives, so I am positive that elements into loads of the decision-making.”
The Warriors weren’t alone in having a optimistic check.
Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks stated Tuesday that his workforce has had one participant check optimistic, and Orlando Magic coach Steve Clifford stated middle Mo Bamba — who examined optimistic a number of months in the past — remains to be “a methods away” from being able to play once more.