Warriors to re-sign big man Kevon Looney

first_imgKevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates with JaVale McGee #1 and Kevon Looney #5 during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 3, 2018 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPOAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors will be much younger next season, and general manager Bob Myers is working to keep much of the core intact to chase another championship.Versatile big man Kevon Looney will re-sign with the two-time defending champions on a one-year deal for the minimum, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement said Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan In his third professional season, the 22-year-old Looney averaged 4.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in 13.8 minutes per game.While the Warriors lost center JaVale McGee to the Lakers, they added DeMarcus Cousins on Monday to give Golden State five potential All-Star starters once Cousins returns from a torn Achilles tendon that required surgery.ESPN first reported Looney’s agreement.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Looney’s new deal cannot become official until he signs after the moratorium period is lifted Friday.Golden State already reached agreement with two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant on a two-year contract with a player option.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBringing back Looney, a power forward and center, was a top priority for Myers, who also hopes to re-sign guard Patrick McCaw.Looney lost about 30 pounds last offseason to transform his body, make himself faster and give him a regular spot in coach Steve Kerr’s rotation, even earning starts in five postseason games during the absence of Andre Iguodala. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Remembering parents’ advice, Fajardo chooses to stay away from brawl Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95last_img

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