The Golden State Warriors are bringing the personal seat license to the NBA, and the fans willing to purchase them will be asked for a 30-year commitment. Officials with the defending NBA champs acknowledged Wednesday that in order to get season tickets at the team’s new privately financed $1 billion Chase Center, which opens in 2019, fans will have to pay a fee for the right to buy those tickets.
While pricing has not been revealed, a team official confirmed to ESPN that the number of seats dedicated for season-ticket holders will decrease from the 14,500 at the current Oracle Arena to roughly 12,000 at Chase Center. Half of the tickets will come with a per-seat cost of $15,000 or less. The other half would cost more than that. No other team in the NBA charges for the right to buy a season ticket. A majority of NFL teams use licenses.
Source: Darren Rovell of ESPN
Giannis Antetokounmpo to Miss Game With Knee Soreness
The Milwaukee Bucks have listed All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo as out for Saturday night’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers because of right knee soreness.
Antetokounmpo will be missing his third game this season with the same ailment, having sat out a Nov. 22 contest at Phoenix and a Dec. 23 matchup in Charlotte.
Hornets Make Kemba Walker Available via Trade
Overloaded with bad contracts and untradeable assets, the Charlotte Hornets have made All-Star point guard Kemba Walker available in trade discussions, league sources told ESPN.
Charlotte has been encouraging teams to make offers and appears eager to discuss attaching Walker to a larger trade in which another team would take on one of the Hornets’ several less desirable contracts, sources said.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
Bulls’ Kris Dunn in Concussion Protocol After Hard Fall
Point guard Kris Dunn was re-evaluated for concussion symptoms and has been placed in the NBA concussion protocol, the Chicago Bulls announced Thursday.
Dunn will be out indefinitely and will not travel with the Bulls to Atlanta for their Saturday game. Dunn took a hard fall late in Wednesday night’s 119-112 loss to the Golden State Warriors, landing face first after a dunk.