Kevon Looney
Kevon Looney
22-Year-Old ForwardF
Golden State Warriors
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Looney, drafted 30th overall out of UCLA in 2014, saw the most run of his NBA career last season. He appeared in 66 games for the NBA Champions, seeing 13.8 minutes per game, including four starts. In that run, he averaged 4.0 points and 3.3 rebounds while shooting 58.0 percent from the field. Though he was mostly a depth option, Looney was able to flash upside, posting five games with at least 10 points, one 10-rebound game, seven performances with at least three blocks and three tilts with at least three steals. Significant minutes won't be easy to come by again this season, as the Warriors added DeMarcus Cousins in the offseason, plus still have Draymond Green and Jordan Bell as options in the frontcourt. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $1.57 million contract with the Warriors in July of 2018.
Agrees to one-year extension
FGolden State Warriors
July 3, 2018
Looney agreed Monday to a one-year contract extension with the Warriors, Chris Haynes of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Looney's 2017-18 campaign was far and away his best season yet, which was only boosted by a solid postseason showing where he averaged 4.1 points and 4.2 rebounds across 21 games (five starts). While he's only a reserve for the Warriors, the fact that they got Looney back on a minimum contract was an outstanding deal. The Warriors picked up yet another All-Star in DeMarcus Cousins this offseason, who is set to start alongside Draymond Green. However, the Warriors already lost JaVale McGee in free agency and are also potentially set to let both Zaza Pachulia and David West walk as well, so there should be plenty of rotation minutes for Looney to soak up once again off the bench.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Looney enters his third NBA season as still somewhat of an unknown commidity, with hip injuries having effectively made his rookie campaign a redshirt one and the loaded Warriors roster having left him with limited opportunities to pick up playing time in 2016-17. After the 6-foot-9 Looney added muscle last summer and stood out with his rebounding in the preseason, the Warriors were optimistic that he would stake his claim to a regular rotation role, but inconsistent performances early on along with the team's ample frontcourt depth mostly made him an afterthought by the time the second half of the season arrived. Looney, a first-round pick in 2015, still has some upside due to his youth (he'll turn 22 in February) and pedigree, but he's at a point in his development timeline where he'll need to provide the Warriors with tangible evidence that he's deserving of a place in their long-term plans. With the team re-signing Kevin Durant and David West, bringing in Omri Casspi via free agency and drafting athletic big man Jordan Bell in the second round, Looney looks like he could remain on the outs for a rotation spot entering training camp.
Looney was Golden State's first addition to its championship roster when he was selected 30th overall in the 2015 draft. The 19-year-old played one season at UCLA, where he served mainly as a power forward. He started strong for the Bruins before cooling off as the season progressed. That makes you wonder if his conditioning needs improvement. Most of his scoring came via the hustle play – off the offensive glass, pick-and-rolls, cuts, and transition finishes. There's some potential for him to be a floor spacer as he made 42 percent of his three-pointers (22-for-53), but that's a small sample. The range becomes suspect when looking at his 63-percent free-throw shooting. He's rangy with a 7-foot-3 wing span, can challenge shots at the perimeter, and has a feel for rebounding, but his frame isn't sturdy enough to defend the low post. That's okay for now as he's young enough to develop. He played well in the summer league, but a hip condition that plagued him in college and red-flagged Looney in draft circles flared up, necessitating surgery. He'll miss the first half of the season at the very least.
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Coming off bench in Game 2
FGolden State Warriors
June 3, 2018
Looney will come off the bench for Sunday's Game 2 against the Cavaliers, Mark Medina of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Ready for Game 7
FGolden State Warriors
May 28, 2018
Looney (toe) will be available for Monday's Game 7 against the Rockets, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Questionable for Game 7
FGolden State Warriors
May 27, 2018
Looney will be a game-time decision for Monday's Game 7 matchup against the Rockets with a sore left toe, Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com reports.
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Quiet again in Game 5 start
FGolden State Warriors
May 25, 2018
Looney mustered four points (2-2 FG), three rebounds, two assists and one steal across 22 minutes during Golden State's 98-94 loss to the Rockets in Game 5 of their Western Conference Finals playoff series Thursday.
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Underwhelms in Game 4 start
FGolden State Warriors
May 23, 2018
Looney drew the start for Andre Iguodala (knee) and supplied just four points (2-6 FG), five rebounds, one assist and one block across 26 minutes during Golden State's 95-92 loss to the Rockets in Game 4 of their Western Conference Finals playoff series Tuesday.
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