Warriors, Draymond Green, Steve Kerr discussed on San Francisco Chronicle Sports - Spoken Edition
You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. Meningitis threats scared team in March by Connor Letourneau, five months after the warriors. David west alluded to some unreported adversity that the team had encountered on its way to a second straight NBA title the issue in question finally has been revealed, according to the athletic Golden State dealt with a team wide meningitis scare in mid March. The concern stemmed from an outside vendor. Who prepared the teams food daily after contracting? A contagious bacterial form of the disease. The vendor took time off to fight it eventually returning to work with the team per the athletic. The scare was at its height between a road game at Minnesota March eleventh and a home game against the Lakers March fourteenth the team went to great lengths to ensure that the disease didn't spread to its players and coaching staff. Most warriors players and some members of the basketball operations staff got vaccinations, Golden State, even. Move to practice to oracle arena while it's practice facility. Located at the top of the Oakland convention center was sanitized the practice facilities team dining room. Also was closed briefly for cleaning forcing players and coaches to eat elsewhere doctors address, the warriors about the situation and try to ease any concerns about the meningitis spreading this all came early in the warriors late-season rut when they dropped ten out of seventeen games and were candid about struggling with complacency. They also were dealing with injuries to multiple key players making the health scare more worrisome. It was just a serious health scare where for me. It's just something like, wow. West now retired from the NBA told the athletic that was in my mind at the time. It was the entire team that was affected. It was crazy. It was the heart of the season. It was something that again, it showed the strength of the organization that had got through it to win the title, though, the organization declined to comment on the. Thematic story. A team spokesman confirmed its details. Injury updates forward. Draymond green has been ruled out for the rest of the team's road trip. He's not gonna play on this trip. But he is making some strides Golden State head coach Steve Kerr said after shoot around Monday at state farm arena. He had a good workout this morning. Everything is positive. He ramped up his work. But the timing just won't allow him to play on this trip. I think it'll be shortly thereafter, Green's been dealing with his cO issue for almost four weeks. Not including the November thirteenth win over Atlanta that he missed because of suspension Green's been sidelined eleven of the past thirteen games including the past nine by injury. The warriors have two more games Wednesday in Cleveland and Friday in Milwaukee before returning to the bay area. Head of Monday's game against Minnesota at oracle forward. Alfonso. Mckinney has missed the past nine games, including Mondays with a sore left foot. However, he's prob. Table for Wednesday's game in Cleveland.