Kevon Looney

Kevon Looney

26-Year-Old CenterC
Golden State Warriors
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Looney is a two-time NBA Champion. That's the good news. The bad news is his per-game career highs for scoring is 6.3 PPG (2018-19) and rebounds is 5.3 RPG (last season). Unless the Warriors make a big trade, Looney is entrenched behind second-year player James Wiseman. With Wiseman around last season, Looney still started 34 of 61 games and averaged 19.0 minutes per game. That still led to only 3.2 field goal attempts per game. Wiseman, last year's second overall pick, is still only 20 years old with tremendous upside. It would be foolish of the Warriors to continue jamming Looney in for defensive support when they should be developing Wiseman. Expect Looney to regress to a reserve role, with minimal counting stats. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $9.29 million contract with the Warriors in July of 2019. Exercised $5.18 million player option for 2021-22 in June of 2021.
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Kevon Grant Looney was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Doug and Victoria Looney. He has an older brother, Kevin, and an older sister, Summer. Looney attended Alexander Hamilton High School in Milwaukee. In his sophomore year, he averaged 20.9 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game and was named Player of the Year of the Milwaukee City Conference. During the following season, Looney averaged 26.1 points, 12.4 rebounds, 7.0 blocks and 3.1 assists per game, leading his team to a second-place finish for the conference title. Looney was even more dominant during his senior season, averaging 27.9 points, 12.7 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 8.0 blocks per game to lead his squad to the league title. He was named the 2014 Gatorade Player of the Year and Associated Press Player of the Year in the state of Wisconsin. He was also named Mr. Basketball by the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association. In addition, Looney was recognized as a McDonald's All-American and a Parade All-American. Prior to departing for college, Looney worked as a youth basketball instructor and peer tutor on behalf of the Running Rebels Community Organization and the Milwaukee Violence Free Zone Initiative. Learn more about Looney by following him on Twitter (@Loon_Rebel5) and on Instagram (@looney). Prior to making his way from Wisconsin to UCLA, Looney suffered a hip injury that seemed to hamper him throughout his lone season as a Bruin. Despite the injury, the forward did not miss a practice or game. He was a starter from the opening tip and helped UCLA own the glass. On the season, the 6-foot-9 forward averaged 11.6 points and a team-leading 9.2 rebounds. He had four double-doubles in his first five games and 15 overall. Looney had perhaps his best game in a win over Stanford that helped the team snap a five-game losing streak. He had 27 points and 19 rebounds. Looney logged his last double-double in the NCAA Tournament with 10 points and 11 rebounds in the win over UAB. He was named to the All-Pac-12 Second Team and the All-Freshman Team. Looney decided to forgo three seasons of eligibility by declaring for the 2015 NBA Draft, where he was chosen in the first round by the Golden State Warriors with the 30th overall pick.

Grabs 22 rebounds
CGolden State Warriors
May 14, 2022
Looney finished with 4 points (2-7 FG), 22 rebounds, five assists and one block in the 110-96 win over Memphis on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Looney got the start at center for Game 6 and grabbed a career-high 22 rebounds with half of them coming on the offensive glass. The UCLA product helped Golden State outrebound Memphis 70-44 and should remain impactful in the Western Conference Finals.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Warriors content with his role
CGolden State Warriors
January 24, 2022
Looney has started all 47 games for the Warriors this season and the team has "no plans" to splurge on an upgrade, via Anthony Slater of The Athletic courtesy of Hoops Rumors.
ANALYSIS
While this doesn't necessarily preclude Golden State from getting a contributor from the buyout market, Looney has been locked into the starting role and is performing admirably. The Warriors have prioritized continuity building, and they value the durability Looney has brought to the table. His 20.7 minutes per game is a career high, as are his total starts. Another factor in the frontcourt equation is the eventual return of James Wiseman from knee surgery. The timeline for his return has been muddied by additional procedures around his meniscus -- further extending Looney's hold on the center position.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Looney re-upped with Golden State on a three-year deal after spending his first four seasons with the Warriors. He's been a perennial backup, averaging fewer than 10 minutes per contest in each of his first two seasons in the league and playing a career-high 18.5 minutes in 2018-19. He produced career highs across the board with 6.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists on 62.5 percent shooting in 80 appearances. The last time Looney was on the court, he showed a lot of heart, playing through a fractured collarbone in the Finals. Despite cementing his status as a Bay Area fan favorite, he's unlikely to be fantasy-relevant outside of deeper leagues. Golden State has typically employed a committee at the five rather than giving big minutes to one center, and the additions of Willie Cauley-Stein and Omari Spellman to the frontcourt don't bode well for Looney's playing time.
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.
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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Starting Game 6
CGolden State Warriors
May 13, 2022
Looney will start at center in Friday's Game 6 against the Grizzlies, Kendra Andrews of ESPN.com reports.
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Nears double-double in Game 4 win
CGolden State Warriors
May 9, 2022
Looney supplied eight points (3-5 FG, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, one block and one steal over 15 minutes during Monday's 101-98 win over the Grizzlies.
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Starts second half of Game 1
CGolden State Warriors
May 1, 2022
Looney started the second half of Sunday's Game 1 against the Grizzlies in place of Draymond Green, who was ejected in the first half, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
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Moves to bench for Game 5
CGolden State Warriors
April 27, 2022
Looney will come off the bench for Wednesday's Game 5 against the Nuggets.
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Could be set for move to bench
CGolden State Warriors
April 27, 2022
Looney may move to the bench for Wednesday's Game 5 against Denver, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
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