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Warriors Grossed $130-Million from 11 Playoff Games in 2018 Postseason

It’s fun being on top of the NBA.

During their 2016 playoff run, the Warriors grossed $130-million in 14 home playoff games before ultimately losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7. These playoffs, the Warriors one-upped themselves, grossing approximately the same exact amount, only in three fewer games.

In 2017, the Warriors grossed $95-million, albeit in just nine home games. Golden State is able to keep 30-percent of these totals. The Warriors are set to make the move from the Oracle into the Chase Center in 2019, which will make their luxury tax bill a little bit more expensive, especially considering the team is willing to go over luxury tax to maintain and add to its core.

The Warriors enter a summer in which re-signing Kevin Durant is a priority, while the team is hoping to talk extensions with Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. Steve Kerr is expected to receive a five-year, $25-million extension offer as well.

“I’m going to need (an extension) because I bought a house in San Francisco and I’m going to have to coach for another 20 years to afford that house,” Kerr said jokingly to the media on Friday night.

On the Durant front, team general manager Bob Myers knows what he will need to do to continue winning.

“Sometimes you don’t negotiate. I’d love to have him for 10 years. Kevin Durant, look what he did for us last year, he did us a great service,” Myers said. “He’s earned the right to sign whatever deal he wants. I just want him to sign a deal. But want him to be happy and want him to know that we want him as long as he wants to be here. He’s earned that, to kind of lay out the terms. He can do whatever he wants. That shouldn’t be a long negotiation. Our goal, to be honest, is to try to keep the whole thing together, so that’s the pieces of the puzzle we’ve got to try to figure out.”

Durant is believed to most likely sign a one-plus-one contract once again this offseason with the Warriors, before signing a five-year contract in 2019 at 35% of the max.

 

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