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What you need to know about Warriors season-ticket program for Chase Center

What you need to know about Warriors season-ticket program for Chase Center

Fully acknowledging they will be making considerable payments into the NBA’s Luxury Tax in the coming years, the Warriors are asking their fans to help.

The defending champions on Wednesday unveiled the Chase Center Membership Program, designed to generate revenue through those reserving season tickets ahead of the team’s move into the new San Francisco arena in 2019.

Members making a one-time payment for each seat receive what amounts to a Personal Seat License, except it’s fully refundable after 30 years. It is, in essence, a zero-interest loan to the franchise.

The cost of membership will vary, with roughly half costing $15,000 or less and the other half being more expensive.

The Warriors are the first NBA team to institute such a fee program, and the first American professional sports team to make the payment refundable.

Here are some of the bullet points regarding the memberships, per the Warriors:

Fully Refundable – Members will be repaid the amount of their membership investment in its entirety at the end of the 30-year term.

Installment Plan – Members will be able to pay their membership fee over time.

Price Certainty – At the time of purchase Chase Center Members will know their ticket cost for the last year at Oracle Arena in addition to the first five years at Chase Center.

Transferability – Members will have the right to transfer or sell their membership.

Access to other events – Members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for publicly ticketed events hosted at Chase Center prior to the general public.

Third of the building not sold as season tickets – The Warriors will continue to make tickets accessible to as many fans as possible via partial plans, single-game tickets and group tickets.

Thunder GM takes high road in response to Durant's Twitter gaffe, harsh words

Thunder GM takes high road in response to Durant's Twitter gaffe, harsh words

 

Kevin Durant didn't mean to lampoon the Thunder, later deleting the tweets, but he said what he said

Asked about Durant on Friday and Thunder GM Sam Prestie took the high road. 

"I think the only thing I can say to that is just to be consistent with everything that I have said and everyone else from the organization," Presti said. "I, and no one from the Thunder, really has anything negative to say about Kevin Durant, and I think we've been hopefully very open about the fact that we have tremendous appreciation and respect for what he and his teammates and coaches and everybody over his tenure here accomplished, and I really don't think there's anything more to say than that."

Durant called the actions "childish" and "idiotic" and said that his actions have impacted his sleep cycles and eating habits.

The Warriors first face the Thunder on Wednesday, Nov. 22 in Oklahoma City.

 

Warriors eliminated in first round of playoffs in 2018 simulation

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Warriors eliminated in first round of playoffs in 2018 simulation

Basketball video game NBA 2k18 has simulated the upcoming season and come up with some interesting results. 

The Warriors will fail to defend their title this season, according to CBS Sports, falling to the Timberwolves in seven games in the first round of the playoffs. 

In a surprise Final matchup, the Thunder are scriptd to top the Wizards in five games. 

The Cavaliers, in the simulation, enter the postseason as the No. 1 seed in the East but fall to the Wizards in five games in the Eastern Conference Finals.

According to the simulation, Stephen Curry will be your MVP and Steve Kerr will be Coach of the Year. 

The video game estimates just two Warriors on the All-Star team -- Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant. And it estimates both Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson will return for the 3-point contest.

Also noteworthy, four head coaches were fired over the course of the simulated season including Luke Walton by the Lakers and Dave Joerger by the Kings. 

Western Conference final standings
1. Golden State Warriors (63-19)
2. Houston Rockets (55-27)
3. Los Angeles Clippers (55-27)
4. Oklahoma City Thunder (53-29)
5. Denver Nuggets (46-36)
6. Utah Jazz (43-39)
7. San Antonio Spurs (43-39)
8. Minnesota Timberwolves (42-40)
9. New Orleans Pelicans (41-41)
10. Portland Trail Blazers (40-42)
11. Sacramento Kings (39-43)
12. Memphis Grizzlies (37-45)
13. Phoenix Suns (36-46)
14. Dallas Mavericks (31-51)
15. Los Angeles Lakers (30-52)