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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.

Steph Curry, JaVale McGee make fun bet over Davidson-Nevada game

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Steph Curry, JaVale McGee make fun bet over Davidson-Nevada game

When your alma mater plays the alma mater of your teammate, you have to put a wager on the outcome of the game.

That's exactly what Steph Curry and JaVale McGee have done for Tuesday night's clash between the Davidson Wildcats and Nevada Wolf Pack.

But money isn't on the line. Public embarrassment is, though.

Curry and McGee shared the wager on Twitter ahead of the 7pm PT tip-off.

If Curry's Wildcats win, McGee has to serve as his caddie for one round of golf and the Warriors center can't use a golf cart. He has to walk and carry Curry's clubs. Curry originally suggested three rounds, but lowered the number to one,

If McGee's Wolf Pack win, Curry has to wear a fanny pack to at least three games. McGee is famous for always having a fanny pack around his waist.

https://twitter.com/StephenCurry30/status/933157594268651520

Gilbert Arenas: Steph Curry is not a Top 5 point guard

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Gilbert Arenas: Steph Curry is not a Top 5 point guard

Calm down Warriors fans.

Gilbert Arenas is just looking to make headlines (and it worked).

On the most recent episode of his show "Out of Bounds," Arenas unveiled his Top 5 point guards in the NBA:

1) Chris Paul
2) LeBron James
3) John Wall
4) Damian Lillard
5) Ben Simmons

Just to be clear -- Arenas repeatedly harped on the definition of "point guard" and considers guys like Curry, James Harden and Russell Westbrook "combo guards" or "scorers."

But obviously, his list is silly and full of contradictions. For one -- Lillard is a "scorer" who is averaging 6.2 assists (Curry is averaging 6.5) and is shooting only 40 percent from the field this season.

"I can't put Curry as a Top 5 point guard," Arenas explained. "You know he hasn't actually led the Golden State Warriors in assists ... you're a guard, you're a scorer ... if I pass the ball to Klay Thompson 15 times ... that means I get six assists a game.

"Then you have KD on your team, pick-and-roll pass it back -- he's gonna make at least six of those. So the fact that you're not averaging 12 assists from just two of these guys, is a problem."

Note to Arenas: Curry led the Warriors in assists in five of his first six seasons.

The other two hosts -- Adam Caparell and Pierce Simpson -- constantly brought it to Arenas' attention that the modern NBA is different and positions are not nearly as defined as they once were.

But Arenas didn't really want to hear any of that.

In his dissection of Harden, Arenas made it very clear that he is not a fan of Harden's turnover numbers.

"If the guy throws 25 passes -- 13 made buckets and 13 turnovers -- he is not considered a great playmaker," Arenas declared. "Thirteen assists compared to his 5.5 turnovers. He's not even 2 to 1 guys. Come on. He's not even 2 to 1. If you're saying a great guard, yes. He's a great guard. Combo guard."

Two things:

1) 13 + 13 = 26
2) 13 to 5.5 actually is greater than 2 to 1. It's 2.36 to 1

Oh well.

Caparell's Top 5:

1) Russell Westbrook
2) Steph Curry
3) Kyrie Irving
4) Damian Lillard
5) James Harden

Simpson's Top 5:

1) James Harden
2) John Wall
3) Russell Westbrook
4) Steph Curry
5) Giannis Antetokounmpo

This was a big waste of time, wasn't it?

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller