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Kevon Looney
Kevon Looney
Position: F
Born: 02/06/96
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:222 lbs. / 100.7 kg.
Salary: $5,178,572
What were some of the challenges the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 draft experienced in trying to figure out how to play alongside the two-time NBA MVP? “Steph is such a smart player. You gotta learn Steph’s patterns — his routes — and where he likes to go,” James Wiseman told Monte Poole this week on the Dubs Talk podcast. “Which spots he likes to get to in terms of his shots. Just studying a lot of film. When I was on the bench, I used to look at Loon [Kevon Looney] and how he was able to affect everything.”
Kevon Looney has until August 1 to opt in to his $5.2 million contract for 2021-22. After missing 42 games in 2019-20 with an injury, Looney played in all but 10 games this past season. He has a +1.4 net rating in 18.4 minutes per game this season and is one of the Warriors better defenders (106.7 defensive rating) because of his versatility. However, it is unlikely that he would receive more than his $5.2 million contract on the open market.
The entire roster knew any success by the Warriors was contingent upon a monster season from Curry. Looney knew weak screens were working against their success. So Looney went to Green, the other expert screener. “Me and Draymond, we know how to set screens for Steph,” Looney said. “But with a lot of different guys playing with him, guys were struggling to set screens. And I’m telling Draymond we’ve got to do better than that.”