Andrew Wiggins receives COVID-19 vaccine

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Shams Charania: Golden State’s Andrew Wiggins has been vaccinated and will be available for all games this season.
Source: Twitter @ShamsCharania

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Warriors swingman Andrew Wiggins has received the COVID-19 vaccine, Coach Steve Kerr announces.
More NBA from me: marcstein.substack.com3:00 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Steve Kerr announces that Andrew Wiggins has been vaccinated. – 2:59 PM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Steve Kerr says Andrew Wiggins got vaccinated. Wiggins will play Monday vs. Portland. – 2:58 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Golden State’s Andrew Wiggins has been vaccinated and will be available for all games this season. – 2:58 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Andrew Wiggins got vaccinated, per Steve Kerr. He will be available for home games this season. – 2:57 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Steve Kerr says Andrew Wiggins has gotten vaccinated. – 2:57 PM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
I took a bigger-picture look at Andrew Wiggins’ decision to remain unvaccinated, and detailed why this situation could quash the Warriors’ hopes of maximizing what’s left of Stephen Curry’s prime: sfchronicle.com/sports/warrior…6:19 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Steve Kerr on Wiggins: “We anticipate he’ll be available” nba.nbcsports.com/2021/10/02/ste…6:01 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Warriors coach Steve Kerr did not specify the reason for Andrew Wiggins’ absence today (‘he’s under the weather’). Of note: Wiggins would need to have gotten a COVID-19 vaccine by Friday to play in the 10/15 preseason finale at Chase Center. – 5:41 PM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Kerr said Wiggins was “under the weather” and did not practice today.
No update regarding vax status — Kerr reiterates “we anticipate he’ll be available.” – 4:19 PM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Kerr said there’s no vaccination news re: Wiggins. Reiterated that Wiggins will be available this season. – 4:19 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Andrew Wiggins wasn’t at Warriors practice today. Kerr: “Under the weather.” – 4:18 PM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Andrew Wiggins was not here today. He was “under the weather,” Kerr said. – 4:17 PM

More on this storyline

Retired NBA player-turned-ESPN analyst Jay Williams is fed up with the narrative being flipped to focus on NBA players who are refusing the COVID-19 vaccine, via Mediaite: “The media is a problem. The fear-mongering needs to stop! Every damn narrative I read over the past couple days… is ‘the unvaxxed vs the vaxxed. The minorities voice that shouldn’t be heard, the progressive NBA is not setting the right example!’ “This is problematic. Because the real narrative is over 90 percent of the damn NBA is vaccinated, but what do we do? We double and triple down on the unvaxxed and we turn it into the unvaccinated versus the vaccinated. Don’t do that, stop doing that!” -via TalkBasket / October 2, 2021

Green is vaccinated. He’ll be able to play for the Warriors in their home arena this season. But he says he supports Wiggins’ decision and his skepticism. “I think there’s something to be said for people’s concern about something that’s being pressed so hard. Like, why are you pressing this so hard? Like, so much. You’re just pressing and pressing and pressing. I think you have to honor people’s feelings and their beliefs. And I think that’s been lost when it comes to vaccinated and non-vaccinated.” -via For The Win / October 2, 2021

LeBron James: Couldn’t have said it any better -via Twitter / October 2, 2021