Warriors’ forward Draymond Green talks about the inconsistent COVID-19 testing schedule, expects better treatment from the NBA.
The Golden State Warriors are on a slide right now. They had lost three games in a row prior to the All-Star break and lost another one after it. These were top teams that beat them – they’d faced the Lakers, the Blazers, the Suns, and the Clippers.
Their next match-up is not going to be any easier. The Warriors are set to face the Utah Jazz on Sunday night. The Warriors have fallen out of the 8th spot in the West, one that they held for almost three weeks.
Right now they are one game behind the 8th seeded Mavericks. The Warriors would like to end the regular season within the top 8 spots in order to get two shots at making the playoffs, with the play-in tournament in place.
Draymond Green rips the NBA for inconsistent COVID-19 testing
The league has been implementing very strict policies to combat COVID-19 and to keep the season as safe as they can. However, in all their attempts, they also seem to mess up at times. One such case happened in the Warriors’ practice facility tonight.
Draymond Green wrote a scorching tweet regarding the same, where he complains about the confusing and irregular testing schedule:
“Sooo cancel the 5 o’clock test, after practice starts at 3:30 to accommodate the 5 o’clock test. Only to come back and test at 10pm. To lose an hour to Daylight savings time. Test by 9am. Play a game at 1pm… Great! Just another day in the life…. GENIUS!!!”
Sooo cancel the 5 o’clock test, after practice starts at 3:30 to accommodate the 5 o’clock test. Only to come back and test at 10pm. To lose an hour to Daylight savings time. Test by 9am. Play a game at 1pm… Great! Just another day in the life…. GENIUS!!!
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) March 14, 2021
Draymond’s concerns are quite valid, because going to a testing facility and getting your nose swabbed every day is a long chore. There needs to be better implementation of this testing process so that players get more downtime. Rest and recuperation, in addition to mental peace, are paramount to a player’s success.