Golden State Warriors Draymond Green has questioned the NBA decision to post their clash against Denver Nuggets on Thursday night.
The Warriors and Nuggets were scheduled to play the second game of their double header but the game was postponed.
NBA announcement the postponement earlier in the day and cited Nuggets in availability to produce the minimum number (8) of players to play a game due to Covid related issues and injuries as the reason.
The Nuggets reportedly placed head coach Mike Malone, two assistant coaches and players Jeff Green, Zeke Nnaji and Bones Hyland in the NBA’s health and safety protocols, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The team also had a number of players questionable to play because of injuries, including Monte Morris, Aaron Gordon, Austin Rivers and Vlatko Cancar.
The Nuggets also don’t have a G League affiliate, making it difficult for them to quickly call up players for Thursday night’s game.
But Green who himself misse first game against Nuggets as a result of Covid felt his team were treated unfairly.
“How do you continue to cancel games when you’ve implemented rules to prevent this from happening,”? writes Green on his Twitter Page.
“Is that not a competitive advantage for other teams? The guys we didn’t have due to the protocol list played no role in Tuesdays loss? Pick a side but don’t straddle the fence.”
Warriors were without three of their starters when the played Nuggets two days ago in the 89-86 loss with Curry and Looney the only starters who played on the day as Jordan Poole, Draymomd Green, and Andrew Wiggins missed out through Covid.
And Green argued that it is unfair for Warriors not to be allowed to take advantage of Nuggets woes just as they did a few days back.
“So when the game is rescheduled(which will probably take a day away from our “break”), we wil play them at full strength… But they got to sneak a win when we weren’t at full strength, only two days ago??? Let’s make it make some sense here.
“Not to mention, this will more than likely add a back to back to our schedule, which is also advantage Denver.”