Golden State Warriors general manager and president of basketball operations met with the media on Tuesday, and revealed some unfortunate news that has become commonplace in the sports world lately. Two undisclosed players on the Warriors have tested positive for the coronavirus, and the start of practice will now be pushed back from Sunday to Monday, Dec. 7.
Individual workouts can begin as scheduled tomorrow.
Two Warriors players have tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the Warriors' training camp has been delayed one day. Will start individual workouts tomorrow, with group practices starting Monday.— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) December 1, 2020
While Myers did not name the players who contracted the virus, he did specify that it was players, not organization members. We’ve seen other teams in other sports be vague about this in the past few months, so at least we know what pool the Warriors positive tests came from.
From a practical standpoint, this certainly points to concerns that many have about the efficacy of trying to start a new season, without a bubble, when coronavirus cases are at an all-time high. But for now, the focus should be on the players who have tested positive, and on their health and recovery.
Here’s hoping they recover quickly, and that their families and loved ones are safe.