Warriors fans were on high alert after the league announced that it would make some changes to its rules in order to keep the team on top in the upcoming season.
The NBA said it was a move designed to make sure the Warriors were in a good position to win the NBA title and to keep them on a consistent path to winning it all.
Here’s everything you need to know about the changes.
Golden State’s first game will be on March 25, 2019.
The Warriors are expected to have four players who are no longer on the roster.
The players will all be signed for $100,000 per year, with $25,000 going to the team’s general manager and $20,000 to the head coach.
Players who are on the team but not on the active roster will receive a one-time $50,000 signing bonus.
The team will use a lottery to select its 2018 first-round pick.
The top 10 picks in the NBA draft will be chosen by the league.
The first player taken will be a first-year player who is a rookie, second-year, or third-year pro.
Players on the bench will be given a shot at playing more than 50 games, though a team can hold them for an extra two weeks.
The starting lineup will consist of five players, with four starting in each position and two starting in the reserve spot.
The All-Star Game will be played on February 5 at Oracle Arena.
All home games will be open to the public.
The minimum attendance for any home game will go down from the current 25,000 fans to 18,000.
The league will add two additional teams to the Eastern Conference (the Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat) and the Western Conference (Los Angeles Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns, and Sacramento Kings).
The salary cap will be raised to $90 million for the 2019-20 season.
The new salary cap for the 2020-21 season will be $110 million.
The Golden State locker room will be renamed the “Kobe Bryant Hall of Fame.”
The 2018-19 season will see the Warriors play the Memphis Grizzlies for the No. 1 seed in the Western Division, the same as the 2017-18 season.
The 2019-30 season will feature the Oklahoma City Thunder as the No, 1 seed and the Los Angeles Lakers as the second seed in a four-team Western Conference.
The 2020-23 season will include the San Antonio Spurs as the third seed in what is likely to be a three-team West Conference.
The next regular season game will take place on March 9, 2019 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.
The 2015-16 season will play host to the NBA Finals.
The 2017-2018 season will end in a seven-game series with the Dallas Mavericks over the NBA championship.
The 2021-22 season will conclude with the All-NBA First Team, which will include Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, LeBron James, Blake Griffin, Russell Westbrook, and Draymond Green.
The 2022-23 regular season will mark the debut of the All of NBA: The Show, a new game series featuring a new NBA game show, the Warriors vs. Rockets and Lakers vs. Suns.
The franchise will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the franchise with the opening of a new Warriors practice facility in Oakland, California.
In 2019, the franchise will play the Orlando Magic at Oracle Ballpark.
The arena will host the 2018 NBA All-Door Tournament.
The 2024-25 season will start with the first-ever meeting between the Golden States and the Houston Rockets.
In 2020, the NBA and Nike will create a new version of the Nike Air Max shoe for the All Star Game.
The 2016-17 NBA All Star Celebrity Game will feature Michael Jordan and LeBron James.
The Cavs will play their first game against the Miami Heat in 2020.
The Bucks will play in the 2019 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In 2021, the Cavs and San Antonio will play at home against the Golden Heat and Golden State.
The Cavaliers and New Orleans will play against the San Francisco Warriors in 2020, with the Cavs beating the Pelicans by a score of 104-105.
The Lakers will play home games against the Los Vegas Clippers in 2021 and 2021-23.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will play a pair of home games in 2021 against the Oklahoma Sooners and the New York Knicks.
In 2022, the