Chase Center will have nap pods and one veteran Warriors player is excited

The Warriors’ move to the $1.4 billion Chase Center means access to more amenities and sparkling facilities, but also a longer commute and more time spent idling in traffic for the Warriors, many of whom own property in the East Bay.

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But Andre Iguodala, who bought a lavish Tuscan-style compound in Lafayette for $3.6 million in 2017, has a positive gloss on the commuting situation thanks to one startup-y amenity the Chase Center will offer for players: nap pods.

“Looking forward to Chase Center. I think that’s gonna be incredible,” Iguodala said in a Wednesday interview on KNBR. “They got sleep pods down there. I got a long commute, but we got sleep pods. I’m gonna use that a whole lot this year.”

He may be looking forward to his pod naps, but not all Iguodala’s thoughts on the team’s recent evolution are positive ones.

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“You can go look at the Golden State Warriors,” he said on the Breakfast Club this week. “When I first got there, we were kind of up and coming. And I always say we priced our real fans out. Now, you look at it, who’s our fanbase? Silicon Valley, the richest community in the world.”

“Sometimes there is a little bit of a disconnect between the in-arena fanbase and the players, because we’ve out-priced a lot of the genuine basketball community,” he said.

Iguodala is currently making the rounds to promote his memoir, “The Sixth Man.”

Filipa Ioannou is an SFGATE staff writer. Email: filipa.ioannou@sfgate.com | Twitter: @obioannoukenobi

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