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Warriors Will Refund PSL Fees After 30 Years

Jul 20, 2017 11:55 AM

The Golden State Warriors are the first NBA team to use personal seat licenses to finance their $1 billion Chase Center.

A team official confirmed that the number of seats dedicated for season-ticket holders will decrease from the 14,500 currently at Oracle Arena in Oakland to roughly 12,000 at Chase Center in San Francisco. Half of the tickets will come with a per-seat cost of $15,000 or less. The other half would cost more than that.

The fee will essentially act as an interest-free, tax-free loan for three decades. The Warriors will return the money the fan paid for the right to buy tickets after 30 years. The license will be called a "membership."

The membership will be transferable, but unlike in the NFL, the licenses will not be allowed to be resold for a value above the original price paid minus the years used.

The Warriors will let fans pay for memberships in installments, though those plans haven't been formalized.

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Warriors Rejected Pacers' Offer Of Paul George For Klay Thompson

Jul 13, 2017 6:54 PM

The Indiana Pacers were interested in trading Paul George to the Golden State Warriors and made an offer for Klay Thompson.

The Warriors weren't interested in trading away Thompson, who has two seasons remaining on his current contract, for George as he enters his probable walk year.

“I was aware of it,” George said of the offer to Golden State. “I would’ve looked forward to it, of just being in a good situation and a chance to compete for a championship. But it didn’t happen. It’s still fun to team up with a special talent and have a chance to compete against that team.”

Indiana instead traded away George to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.

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Kevin Durant Was In On Peyton Manning's Gymnastics Joke

Jul 13, 2017 2:19 PM

During Peyton Manning's opening monologue hosting the ESPY's, he suggested Kevin Durant was going to join the United State's Gymnastics team. 

Durant sat stone faced in reaction to the joke, but that was reportedly part of the bit. Durant's mother Wanda sat beside him laughing in response to the joke.

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Steve Kerr: Kevin Durant Taking Less Money Reminiscent Of Tim Duncan

Jul 11, 2017 12:53 PM

Kevin Durant's decision to take less money on his contract this season reminded Steve Kerr of Tim Duncan, who was his teammate for several seasons with the San Antonio Spurs.

Durant's decision to take less money allowed the Golden State Warriors to more easily re-sign Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston while also signing Nick Young.

"I knew he was going to give up enough money to allow us to keep Andre and Shaun," said Kerr. "I didn’t know he was going to go beyond that. A remarkable gesture. I told him it reminded me a little bit of Tim Duncan and his time with the Spurs. He made max money and then at key times in his career he took a little less so they could add a player here and there. The way the league works, the way the CBA works, it really kind of is up to the star player at key times to take a little haircut here and there. Whether that’s fair or not, I don’t know. But I do know that Tim knew it was dramatically helping his own career and KD understands the same thing. In the end, he’s going to make a fortune in his career. Already has and he hopefully is going to win more titles and that’s what he cares about."

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Zaza Pachulia Agrees To Re-Sign With Warriors On One-Year, $3.5M Deal

Jul 7, 2017 7:26 PM

Zaza Pachulia has agreed to re-sign with the Golden State Warriors on a one-year, $3.5 million deal.

Pachulia signed a one-year, $2.9 million deal with the Warriors last offseason using their room exception.

Pachulia is signing with the Warriors this offseason using the full non-Bird exception.

Pachulia averaged 6.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 70 games last season with the Warriors.

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Bob Myers: Kevin Durant Taking Less Than Max Helps Sustain Warriors' Roster

Jul 7, 2017 5:36 PM

Kevin Durant's decision to take less than his absolute max contract and then less than his non-Bird on top of that, the Golden State Warriors were able to re-sign Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston, while also adding Nick Young.

"Without Kevin foregoing the max, which he obviously deserves, and could have gotten from us or any team in the league; that allowed us to attempt to sign Andre and Shaun and not to have renounce them," said Bob Myers. "Had Kevin asked for the maximum salary, like I said which he deserves and could have had, it gives (us) a chance to sign Andre and Shaun.

"And beyond that, by him even taking less than the non-Bird it almost assured us of getting those guys. His gesture gave us the ability to be very aggressive in pursuing Shaun and Andre. I can pretty much unequivocally say without it, we're not looking at the team we have right now.

"What Kevin did shows who he is, shows what he's about and I think it's clear that's winning. Those things don't go unnoticed."

Myers also spoke about how David West and Iguodala have taken less money while Stephen Curry's extension has also facilitated the Warriors to build their roster.

"That's how you sustain success," said myers. "You may stumble upon success a few years but if you want continued success on a team for many years, it requires those types of things. He did it on his own volition, which makes it that much more impactful and impressive to me. Kevin Durant is a max player for the foreseeable future.. forever. For him to do something like that is commendable. All we can do as an organization when given that responsibility and opportunity is go take advantage of it.

"Without him doing that, other sacrifices as far as the roster would have had to be made."

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Nick Young Agrees To One-Year, $5.2M Deal With Warriors

Jul 5, 2017 1:57 PM

Nick Young has agreed upon a one-year, $5.2 million deal with the Golden State Warriors.

Young opted out of his $5.7 million player option with the Los Angeles Lakers for 17-18.

Young repaired his reputation across the NBA last season with the Lakers, committing himself to taking the game more seriously and also improving his defensive play under Luke Walton.

Young averaged 13.2 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game for the Lakers in 16-17 with a PER of 14.1 and True Shooting Percentage of .588.

According to Sam Amick of the USA Today, Kevin Durant was active in recruiting Young to the Warriors.

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JaVale McGee To Meet With Clippers

Jul 5, 2017 10:05 AM

JaVale McGee has a meeting with the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.

McGee also remains engaged with the Golden State Warriors on re-signing with them.

McGee saved his career this season, reestablishing himself as a productive player in his reserve role with the Warriors.

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Omri Casspi Agrees To One-Year Deal With Warriors

Jul 4, 2017 7:26 PM

Omri Casspi has agreed to sign with the Golden State Warriors on a one-year deal.

Casspi spent last season with the Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Pelicans and Minnesota Timberwolves.

Casspi fractured his thumb during his first game with the Pelicans and he was immediately waived in order to create a roster spot. The Pelicans could have kept Casspi and re-signed him with his Bird rights in free agency as a versatile floor spacer.

Casspi turned down a one-year, $4.5 million offer from a likely lottery team, according to a source that spoke with Zach Lowe.

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Jamal Crawford Prefers To Sign With Lakers

Jul 4, 2017 3:47 PM

Jamal Crawford prefers to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers if he reaches a buyout with the Atlanta Hawks.

Crawford would like to stay based in Los Angeles and he also has a solid relationship with Lonzo Ball.

The Lakers have interest in signing Crawford on a one-year deal at a significant salary.

The Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers also have interest in Crawford.

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Warriors Expected To Re-Sign Zaza Pachulia
The Warriors are expected to agree upon a new deal with Zaza Pachulia.

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Warriors Likely To Sign Either Jamal Crawford Or Nick Young

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Kevin Durant To Re-Sign With Warriors On Two-Year, $53M Deal
Kevin Durant will have a player option for the 18-19 season.

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Kevin Durant To Take Even Less Money For 17-18 Than Expected
Kevin Durant passed on his maximum of $34.65 million and was expected to re-sign for $31.5 million.

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Warriors Could Generate $300M In Personal Seat Licenses
The NBA has never had a team sell personal seat licenses, which has become common practice in the NFL.

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Andre Iguodala Agrees To Three-Year, $48M Deal With Warriors
Andre Iguodala has agreed to re-sign with the Warriors on a three-year, $45 million contract.

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Andre Iguodala Considering Warriors' Three-Year, $45M Offer
Andre Iguodala has sought offers from rival teams but he's canceled all other meetings.

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Andre Iguodala Cancels Remaining Free Agent Meetings
Andre Iguodala met with the Rockets on Saturday.

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David West Agrees To Re-Sign With Warriors For His Final NBA Season
David West plans on retiring after the 17-18 season.

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Warriors Consider Rudy Gay Plan B If Andre Iguodala Leaves
Golden State's preference is to re-sign Andre Iguodala but they are working on this alternative.

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Stephen Curry Agrees Upon Five-Year, $201M Supermax With Warriors
The deal contains no player options for Stephen Curry.

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Shaun Livingston Agrees Upon Three-Year, $24M Deal With Warriors
Shaun Livingston has agreed upon a three-year, $24 million deal with the Warriors.

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Stephen Curry Likely To Agree Upon $201M Deal With Warriors When Free Agency Opens
Stephen Curry is coming off a four-year, $44 million deal he signed with the Warriors in 2014.

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Andre Iguodala To Meet With Spurs, Kings To Open Free Agency
Andre Iguodala's future with the Warriors is uncertain and he'll entertain offers from other teams.

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Klay Thompson Signs 10-Year, $80M Extension With Anta
Klay Thompson was attracted to Anta for the opportunity to have his own signature shoe.

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Warriors Could Have Interest In Dewayne Dedmon
The Warriors will have interest in Dewayne Dedmon if they are unable to re-sign Andre Iguodala.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Warriors Decline Qualifying Offer To James Michael McAdoo
James Michael McAdoo will become an unrestricted free agent.

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Warriors Have Luxury Tax Concerns Re-Signing Andre Iguodala
Andre Iguodala is open to leaving the Warriors and plans to field offers beginning immediately on July 1st.

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Kevin Durant Likely To Re-Sign With Warriors In Late July
Kevin Durant will allow the Warriors to do the majority of their offseason maneuvering before settling on his terms.

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Wolves, Spurs, Clippers, 76ers, Magic, Nets, Jazz To Pursue Andre Iguodala
The Warriors still hope to re-sign Andre Iguodala.

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