It’s unclear if the Golden State Warriors will play another game this season. And even if they do, it will most likely be meaningless games featuring their young, unproven players. Meaningless, poorly played games that we’ll eat up, mind you, but meaningless poorly played games nonetheless.
While we wait to see if the Warriors will have a resumption of their season, Golden State’s roster is preparing to get back in the lab. With stay at home restrictions easing in the Bay Area, the Warriors will soon be reopening Chase Center for voluntary individual workouts. The Warriors practice facility is located in Chase Center, so opening the arena’s doors gives the players full access to their training facility.
San Francisco mayor London Breed announced on Thursday that professional sports teams can practice and play in the city (without fans) starting on June 15. But the guidelines allow for an earlier opening with approval from a county health officer. Once the Warriors receive that approval, they can open their doors — and that’s exactly what they intend to do.
The team released a statement on Thursday, shortly after Breed’s announcement:
The Warriors' statement on reopening their facilities in coming days: pic.twitter.com/r0o4LYzCnY— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) May 28, 2020
With the workouts being voluntary, we don’t know how many players will being showing up to the facility. But it would be a great resource, especially for the younger players who need to develop, and anyone who doesn’t have access to a court at the moment.
We’re a long ways away from getting to see the Warriors back on the court, but at least they’ll be playing soon.