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Dwain Price: Carlisle on his team: "I like the group, I like the roster. The fact that we don’t have Dirk (Nowitzki) and (Harrison) Barnes is a big challenge tonight (against Phoenix). We’re going to play our brand of basketball and we’re going to have a chance to win some games."@Dallas Mavericks
Dwain Price: What are the chances of Harrison Barnes playing in Saturday's home opener against Minnesota? "It’s possible," Barnes said. "Just like there was a possibility I was going to play today (against Phoenix). We’ll just see how it goes, and once I’m back I should be 100 percent.” #Mavs
Dwain Price: This is what Harrison Barnes told me tonight about his strained right hamstring: “The goal is to play in the first game. But if I can’t do that, just make sure that I’m taking the time to get 100 percent healthy and be ready to go.” @Dallas Mavericks #Mavs
New Mavericks center DeAndre Jordan missed the team's trip to China for two exhibition games for unspecified personal reasons. Jordan and fellow starter Harrison Barnes stayed behind when the team left for China this week. Barnes injured a hamstring in practice and could miss all the preseason games.
Dwain Price: Carlisle on if Barnes (hamstring) will make the trip to China. "I think it’s more likely he’ll stay here. I don’t know what good two 15-hour flights do for a hamstring injury. I don’t’ see the merits of it. But I don’t know if there’s been a final determination on that yet."
“I’m sure we’re close enough,” Walton said. “But it’s kind of up to (Barnes) and the training staff. We game-plan for the guys that are going to be available. “Whenever Harrison’s ready to play . . . he’s done more in practice, which is great to see. But we’re kind of out of that process as far as when that game is. When they tell us he’s ready to go, then we’ll get him back in there.”
Rusty Simmons: Harrison Barnes (left ankle) and Kevon Looney (hip) are out for the Warriors, and Greg Monroe (knee) is doubtful for the Bucks.
Rusty Simmons: Harrison Barnes (left ankle) is back on the Warriors' practice floor. Update expected soon. https://t.co/upUJJ1RI50
Warriors forward Harrison Barnes as expected will miss the rest of the team's seven-game trip because of a sprained left ankle, according to the team. Barnes will have missed two weeks of action by the time he is scheduled to be re-evaluated again Dec. 13 upon the team's return from the trip. He is at least making progress and walking without crutches while participating in some form shooting drills. "His limp is getting less, so we'll take it," Warriors interim coach Luke Walton said Friday.
Warriors forward Harrison Barnes as expected will miss the rest of the team's seven-game road trip due to his sprained left ankle, according to the team Sunday. Barnes will have missed two weeks of action by the time he is scheduled to be re-evaluated again Dec. 13 upon the team's return from the road trip. He is at least making progress and walking without crutches.
Diamond Leung: Bob Myers told 95.7 The Game Harrison Barnes isn't in a walking boot, but gait not normal. "I don't see it happening in the next week. It's not right around the corner. I don't know if it will be a week or two or more."
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: "There’s no room for players who do not want to get vaccinated"

“The NBA should insist that all players and staff are vaccinated or remove them from the team,” NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar tells Rolling Stone. “There is no room for players who are willing to risk the health and lives of their teammates, the staff and the fans simply because they are unable to grasp the seriousness of the situation or do the necessary research. What I find especially disingenuous about the vaccine deniers is their arrogance at disbelieving immunology and other medical experts. Yet, if their child was sick or they themselves needed emergency medical treatment, how quickly would they do exactly what those same experts told them to do?”
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Kyrie Irving following and liking conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccines

Irving, who serves as a vice president on the executive committee of the players’ union, recently started following and liking Instagram posts from a conspiracy theorist who claims that “secret societies” are implanting vaccines in a plot to connect Black people to a master computer for “a plan of Satan.” This Moderna microchip misinformation campaign has spread across multiple NBA locker rooms and group chats, according to several of the dozen-plus current players, Hall-of-Famers, league executives, arena workers and virologists interviewed for this story over the past week.
“There are so many other players outside of him who are opting out, I would like to think they would make a way,” says Kyrie’s aunt, Tyki Irving, who runs the seven-time All-Star’s family foundation and is one of the few people in his regular circle of advisors. “It could be like every third game. So it still gives you a full season of being interactive and being on the court, but with the limitations that they’re, of course, oppressing upon you. There can be some sort of formula where the NBA and the players can come to some sort of agreement.”
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At least 50 NBA players yet to receive a single COVID-19 vaccine dose?

A spokeswoman for Irving declined to respond to a list of questions regarding his vaccination and playing status, and Irving did not immediately respond to a message from Rolling Stone. But as teams return to pre-season training camps next week, fifty to sixty NBA players have yet to receive a single vaccine dose, league sources tell RS. Most are considered merely reluctant skeptics. Some of the holdouts, however, amount to their own shadow roster of anti-vaxxers mounting a behind-the-scenes resistance to Covid protocols — and the truth.
Isaac considers un-vaxxed players to be vilified and bullied, and he thinks “it’s an injustice” to automatically make heroes out of vaccinated celebrities. He rejects the NBA’s proposal for a vaccine mandate and social distancing for players like him during team travel: “You can play on the same court. We can touch the same ball. We can bump chests. We can do all those things on the court. And then when it comes to being on the bus, we have to be in different parts of the bus? To me, it doesn’t seem logically consistent. “If you are vaccinated, in other places you still have to wear the mask regardless. It’s like, ‘OK, then what is the mask necessarily for?’” Isaac continues. “And if Kyrie says that from his position of his executive power in the NBPA, then kudos to him.”
Enes Kanter — the veteran center, devout Muslim and outspoken liberal — senses a creep of the religious right upon his workplace, which just happens to involve players like Isaac sweating all over him and yelling in his face: “If a guy’s not getting vaccinated because of his religion, I feel like we are in a time where the religion and science has to go to together,” he tells RS. “I’ve talked to a lot of religious guys — I’m like: ‘It saves people’s lives, so what is more important than that?’”
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In their sit-down interview back in August, Durant and Green rehashed the incident and how it ultimately affected KD’s decision to leave the Warriors. Surprisingly, KD claimed it wasn’t the beef itself that pushed him away, but the way Steve Kerr, Bob Myers and the front office handled things. “It wasn’t the argument,” the former Warriors star said. “It was the way that everybody … Steve Kerr acted like it didn’t happen. Bob Myers tried to just discipline you and think that would put a mask over everything. I really felt that was such a big situation for us as a group, the first time we went through something like that. We had to get that s— all out.”