Andrew Wiggins got some terrible news for his upcoming season and now the Golden State Warriors are not sure what they will be doing going forward.
The Warriors’ season starts in less than a month and the status of their starting small forward, Andrew Wiggins, is in doubt after the NBA denied his request for a religious exemption from the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s vaccine mandate.
The NBA announced the denial in a statement on Friday, saying, “Wiggins will not be able to play in Warriors home games until he fulfills the city’s vaccine requirements.”
The ruling would prevent Wiggins from playing in 41 home games, but could play in road games in areas not governed by similar mandates. Wiggins will also be restricted from even doing solo workouts in the team facility starting in October unless he chooses to be vaccinated.
The NBA reportedly will not require players to be vaccinated.