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non-Game Thread: Warriors at Nuggets postponed
Feels fitting to end the 2021 year: a Covid-related cancellation
Well, apparently the Golden State Warriors have played their last game of 2021. Fittingly, the year ends with a Covid-related cancellation after the Denver Nuggets couldn’t assemble enough of a roster to play.
The game will be re-scheduled for some later date, the Warriors’ first such postponement of the season. But nonetheless, this is a frustrating turn of events for a Warriors team that had signed a replacement player, brought up their rookies and two-way players and scrambled in order to be able to play short-handed.
Draymond Green took to social media right after, saying (in part):
How do you continue to cancel games when you’ve implemented rules to prevent this from happening? Is that not a competitive advantage for the other team?
Of course life isn’t always fair, but it’s not hard to understand where Green’s frustration comes from — and then Anthony Slater elucidated some further reasons on the radio this afternoon:
On the bright side, this will serendipitously allow the team to fit in two solid days of practice at high altitude ahead of their matchup against a very tough Utah Jazz team on Saturday.
Stay safe out there, folks!
See you all next year (sorry/not sorry for the dad joke).