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Sep 25, 2021Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

So:

1. Wiggins left a justification in his initial comments.

2. First home game is 10/21. That’s 27d away.

3. He applied for exemption enough ahead of the season to get vaccinated in the event his exemption was denied.

I think it’s highly likely he gets vaccinated now and this all blows over ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Have to bring up the anti-vaccine debate again… but what do people think about financial arguments? With insurance companies ceasing to waive covid-related hospital fees, landing in the hospital for multiple nights is going to be expensiveee for most people. I estimated that if Texas’s covid rate continues unchanged, an unvaccinated person has 10-20% chance of getting Covid within a year. At a 10% hospitalization rate (and lower end estimate is 10 days in hospital), you’re looking at a 1% chance of a hefty medical bill and hospital debt. Idk… maybe you can use people’s hate of insurance and debt (and loss of financial freedom) to get people to vaccinate…

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If Wiggins was simply waiting to see if he could get an exemption before getting the vaccine then I'd feel pretty bad for him that the info got leaked.

But if he's not taking it still then I don't feel bad for him. That info was going to get out regardless once he started missing home games.

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Here, to distract you from the latest in the Wiggins saga, the latest dumb stat that proves Steph Curry isn’t actually great: https://thesportsrush.com/nba-news-lebron-james-nikola-jokic-giannis-kevin-durant-and-all-other-active-mvps-except-stephen-curry-have-hit-buzzer-beaters-nba-twitter-reacts-to-crazy-outlier-stat-involving-the-warriors/?amp. What will they think of next?

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I get that we are here to have in depth discussions and not knee jerk reactions, but it would seem the denial of Wiggins' request for a religious exemption along with the restrictions for Chase would dictate a separate thread. It's a pretty important discussion topic, especially at this point.

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Sep 25, 2021Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

There were people on this here Al Gore's internet saying they wouldn't trade Andrew Wiggins straight up for Ben Simmons. Best (and a likely scenario) is Wiggins begrudgingly gets the JnJ this weekrnd, reports to camp, and has his solid albeit unspectacular season and I'm ok with that. Saying this, just a bad bad look considering the area of the country the Warriors play in. He'd probably be cheered as an an unofficial Honorary Member of the Jazz or Thunder for life by the fanbase if he played for them...

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Sep 25, 2021Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

Too bad we can't go back in time and tell Lacob Wiggins is an anti-vaxxer so they would pay Oubre...

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Sep 24, 2021Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

More tidbits from the Kawakami-Kerr interview.

> We don’t necessarily have to have a traditional (backup) point guard [...] all about versatility and multi-position play. So I think the way we’re looking at it is we’ll get a good look in training camp and regardless of position we’ll try to figure out what’s the best fit and go from there

The pieces in play:

* Bradley: 6'3", 180lbs; good defender, average/decent shooter? maybe the best distributor out of the group

* GP2: 6'3", 190lbs; probably the best defender and rebounder of the group; at best, maybe has developed into a slightly below-avg shooter? seemed to run the point well in SL

* Mulder: 6'3" 184lbs; probably the best shooter in the group along with Galloway; has he added anything to his game aside from being a spot-up guy?

* Galloway: 6'1" 200lbs; good shooter and sounds like a good defender; seems more like a scorer than distributor... I honestly don't know too much about the guy

* Bell: 6'8" 216lbs; bigger than the other guys; unless he's made some big leaps, probably just mentor/practice fodder for JFK?

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How do training camp deals work? Eg. if a player signs a TC deal with the Dubs, can another team swoop in before or during TC to sign him to an actual roster spot deal?

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Sep 24, 2021Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

My favorite line I’ve seen about this whole Wiggins saga(forget where I saw it): “If they put the needle just inside the 3-point line, he’ll take the shot.”

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I’ve personally muttered “fuckin’ Wiggins” to myself a number of times over the last 24 hours.

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https://www.reddit.com/r/warriors/comments/punhft/kawakami_steve_kerr_on_klay_thompson_i_do_know/

“The way we played at the end of last year, last 20 games, we’d like to carry that momentum forward,” Kerr said on my podcast Thursday. “You know, how can we get off to a similar start to the way we finished last year?”

“I think the league has changed quite a bit,” Kerr said. “I know if you look at our teams historically over the last six, seven years we’ve always carried a lot of centers. But think about the last part of last season. We played Draymond at five so much. We even played Juan (Toscano-Anderson) at five. The league seems to be getting smaller and quicker every single year. So I think we’re less inclined to carry a bunch of centers like we used to.”

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Training camp battle royale between Bradley, GP2, and Galloway.

Best 3pt shooter wins?

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Apparently Avery Bradley signed! I like this pickup a ton. Defensive minded guard who's got veteran playoff experience, and complements our bench nicely. We have guys like iggy, Poole, dray who can take point on some plays and let bradely focus on D, but he can also distribute if he needs to. Solid addition.

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So far we have Galloway, Avery Bradley and Gary Payton II competing for the 15th spot on the roster…

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