Kevon Looney Rumors

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Kevon Looney
Kevon Looney
Position: F
Born: 02/06/96
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $1,471,382
Damian Jones is healthy and played for the Warriors during summer league last offseason. But the reigning NBA champions are so talented and deep at the center position that they have not needed him on the active roster this season. The Warriors’ injury list for Friday’s game at Detroit listed Jones as “on G League assignment.” Golden State’s pecking order at center is starter Zaza Pachulia, David West, JaVale McGee, Kevon Looney and then Jones. So instead of watching in street clothes on the Warriors’ bench, Jones has been spending this season with Santa Cruz in the former D-League (rebranded G League from a Gatorade partnership) and has yet to play an NBA game this season. The Warriors exercised his contract for the 2017-18 season. “It made me feel good because it showed that they have confidence in me,” Jones said.
West has preached other messages, too. He often points out defensive strategies to his frontcourt teammates. He pulls aside younger teammates, such as Patrick McCaw, Jordan Bell and Kevon Looney, to talk X’s and O’s, preparation tips and handling fluctuating playing time. When Green becomes frustrated with foul trouble, West tries to calm him down too. “He’s a guy that is going to keep your head cool,” Green said. “He’s a guy we’re always laughing with. He’s a lot of different things wrapped up in one person. It’s very interesting.”