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Nets don’t foresee COVID-19 vaccine issues with players

Sean Marks admitted “a couple” of individuals with the Nets could be excluded from taking part in apply if it had begun this week as a consequence of citywide COVID-19 vaccination restrictions.

But the Brooklyn GM burdened Tuesday that he foresees no vaccine issues for his group with coaching camp slated to open subsequent Tuesday in La Jolla, Calif..

“Regarding if they could play today, I can’t comment on who could play and so forth,” Marks stated. “There would obviously be a couple people missing from that picture, and I won’t get into who it is, but we feel confident in the following several days before camp everybody would be allowed to participate.”

City-based athletes whose groups play in indoor arenas should obtain at the least one dose of an permitted COVID-19 vaccine as a way to take part in group actions, the mayor’s office introduced this month.

Asked later if he anticipated “everyone” to be compliant by the point the common season commences Oct. 19, Marks replied, “Correct.”

“Obviously, I can’t get into details for a variety of reasons, whether it’s HIPAA violations or whatever it may be,” Marks added. “I believe all of us perceive what’s at stake. We’ve had very candid conversations. Those are particular person choices, whether or not a workers member or participant has to come back to phrases with it. It’s clearly out of our management.

Nets GM Sean Marks
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“We are supporting getting the vaccination and putting out a healthy squad and so at this point we’re ready to go into the season. We don’t see — whether it’s a citywide mandate or it’s the league mandate to follow — being any sort of hindrance to us being able to put out a team.”

The Nets are slated to open their preseason slate Oct. 3 towards the Lakers in Los Angeles, earlier than returning for his or her first preseason sport at Barclays Center towards Milwaukee 5 days later. Only eight of the 19 signed players coming into camp have been on the Nets’ roster final season.


Marks on LaMarcus Aldridge, who was re-signed this month after being medically cleared to play following his April retirement as a consequence of an irregular heartbeat: “It’s not something that we take lighthearted. It’s not something he should, either. He was very comfortable, wanted to be back and stated, like several of our guys, that there was unfinished business here. … So after he’d cleared those — the specialists had given him the green light — and had come to terms with it on his own, he was fighting to come back.”

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