Kevon Looney just finished his sixth season with the Warriors.
And all the signs point to the 25-year-old will be seventh in 2021-22.
Looney will use $5.2 million player options. A source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
So what does this mean for the Golden State?
For one thing, Steve Kerr must be excited about this news because you won’t find a huge fan of Looney in the entire organization.
It’s also possible for the Warriors to enter next season with Looney as a starting center. Especially when you remember that James Wiseman was in rehab after knee surgery and probably not full when the training camp opened in late September.
Looney knows how to play alongside Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green and is fully trusted by the coaching staff.
A seasoned veterinarian knows his role and plays to his strengths.
Looney’s position on the in-depth chart can change depending on what’s going on with the drafts and the free agency.
And it’s important to note that if the Warriors trade this summer, Looney could be included in the transaction for salary matching purposes.
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But if we assume that the number 30 picks from the 2015 draft weren’t sent out of town. He will almost certainly play a valuable role every night next season.
When Jim Harbaugh was the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, he often referred to many players as “the best player in the world.” “Trusted Agent”
And that’s what Looney has for Dubs.
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