Looney returning to Warriors on three-year, $15m deal
- Kevon Looney proved to be a dependable defender for the Warriors last season and he has agreed to stay with the team.
Kevon Looney has opted to remain with the Golden State Warriors, his agent has confirmed.
The 23-year-old free agent's representative Todd Ramasar told ESPN his client has agreed to a new three-year, $15million deal with the Warriors.
Looney, who has spent four years with the team since being drafted at number 30 overall in 2015, proved to be a dependable defender last season and grew in importance as the year went on.
He had garnered interest from a number of teams including the Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets and Chicago Bulls.
In his fourth season with Golden State, Looney recorded a career best 6.3 points per game and shot a career-high 62.5 per cent from the field.
Looney suffered a scary injury in the NBA Finals after sustaining a fracture near his chest and ribcage in Game 2 against the Toronto Raptors.
He was originally ruled out for the series, but he surprisingly returned in Game 4 before re-aggravating the injury. He returned briefly for Game 5 and started in Game 6, but still outdid his regular-season numbers in the postseason by averaging 7.1 points and 4.5 rebounds in 21 games.