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  • Kevon Looney
    PF-C, Golden State Warriors

    The Warriors are expecting Kevon Looney to be back for their regular season opener against the Clippers.

    Looney's return to action will be important for the Warriors as they are already thin on the backline. He's displayed some nice growth these past four years and is lined up for a decent role on a thin roster. He should give owners late-round value if he avoids heading to the free throw line constantly.

    Source: ESPN.com

  • Kevon Looney
    PF-C, Golden State Warriors

    Steve Kerr said that Kevon Looney (right hamstring strain) will not play the rest of the preseason, but the team is hopeful to have him for the regular-season opener.

    The Warriors are counting on Looney to play a significant role for them this year, whether it is starting or off the bench. With Willie Cauley-Stein (left foot sprain) already out for the start of the regular season, the Warriors badly need Looney back on the court.

    Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter

  • Kevon Looney
    PF-C, Golden State Warriors

    Kevon Looney (right hamstring strain) will not play on Monday night.

    Looney suffered the injury nearly two weeks ago and we haven't had much in the way of updates since. It's opened the door for Marquese Chriss, Eric Paschall and Omari Spellman to impress in the preseason, and though Looney is tentatively expected to be ready for opening night, his lack of activity is concerning. He remains a late-round pick given that he's likely to lead the Warriors' centers in playing time but his draft stock is falling as the time on the shelf stacks up.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kevon Looney
    PF-C, Golden State Warriors

    Kevon Looney (hamstring) and Alec Burks (ankle) will not play on Thursday vs. the Wolves.

    Looney suffered a minor tweak to his hamstring exactly a week ago while this is the first we are hearing about Burks' ankle injury. The Warriors are being extremely cautious with Looney as they are already without starting center Willie Cauley-Stein (left foot sprain) for the start of the regular season. Monitor both of them as they will have another opportunity to play in the preseason on Monday vs. the Lakers. They should be fine to start the regular season barring any setback. Expect Marquese Chriss, Omari Spellman and Eric Paschall to see a lot of minutes at center on Thursday. Burks' absence will mean more minutes for youngsters Jordan Poole and Jacob Evans.

    Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter

  • Kevon Looney
    PF-C, Golden State Warriors

    Kevon Looney (hamstring strain) has been ruled out of Saturday's preseason opener vs. the Lakers.

    Looney tweaked his hamstring in Wednesday's practice and as a result will miss the team's first preseason game. It didn't seem like his injury was serious as there were reports that he rode the stationary bicycle after practice ended on Wednesday. The Warriors are likely being cautious with Looney as they will already start the season without starting center, Willie Cauley-Stein, who is dealing with a left foot sprain. With Alen Smailagić dealing with an ankle sprain as well, the Warriors are likely to play Omari Spellman, Marquese Chriss, and Eric Paschall at the center position on Saturday. Spellman could have some late-round appeal in fantasy drafts while Chriss and Paschall are players to watch.

    Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter

  • Eric Paschall
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Eric Paschall has had to play some center in scrimmages for the Warriors as they are dealing with injuries to Willie Cauley-Stein (left foot sprain), Kevon Looney (hamstring), and Alen Smailagić (ankle).

    Paschall is very undersized (6'7") to play the center position but believes he can do it at an NBA level. If Paschall is able to play the center position, he may be able to see more minutes for the Warriors early on in the season as they will be without WCS to start the season. He likely won't see enough minutes to provide fantasy value in standard leagues this season but is someone to keep an eye on as the season begins. He could also be an interesting DFS play early on in the season as he will be priced very low.

    Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter

  • Kevon Looney
    PF-C, Golden State Warriors

    Kevon Looney (hamstring) and Alen Smailagić (ankle) both left practice early on Wednesday.

    This news is very concerning for the Warriors who are already without Willie Cauley-Stein (left foot sprain) for at least the first four regular season games. There is still the possibility that this injury is minor and that the Warriors are being cautious with their promising big. Stay tuned for more updates and look for Omari Spellman to be the "next man up". Eric Paschall is another option in the frontcourt but it is very hard to trust rookies out of the gate.

    Source: Monte Poole on Twitter

  • Willie Cauley-Stein
    C, Golden State Warriors

    Warriors center Willie Cauley-Stein is likely to miss at least four regular season games after suffering a left foot sprain during a scrimmage.

    The Warriors had expected Cauley-Stein to start at center, but now Kevon Looney will slide into that role for the time being which should bump him up a round or two in drafts. Cauley-Stein averaged 11.9 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.2 steals with the Kings last season.

    Source: The Mercury News

  • Kevon Looney
    PF-C, Golden State Warriors

    In a sit down with Anthony Slater of The Athletic, Kevon Looney said he is comfortable shooting threes and has the green light from Steve Kerr to do so this season.

    Looney added that he doesn't care whether he starts or comes off the bench, but wants to play meaningful minutes and close out games. With the possibility of a three-ball added to Looney's repertoire and the expectation of 30 mpg, Looney is among the best late big-man targets out there.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Kevon Looney
    PF-C, Golden State Warriors

    The Athletic's Anthony Slater believes that Steve Kerr plans to play Kevon Looney about 25-30 minutes per game next season.

    Kerr kept Looney on the bench for 76 of the team's 101 games (playoffs included) last season, and it seems like that's the way he'll lean again this year. Even in a bench role, Kerr won't hesitate to give his big man the majority of minutes. Slater also noted that Kerr plans to close games with Looney. With a lot going in Looney's favor, even in a bench role, he looks like a good flier at the end of drafts.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Willie Cauley-Stein
    C, Golden State Warriors

    Anthony Slater of The Athletic expects Willie Cauley-Stein to start at C for the Warriors over Kevon Looney.

    The C battle for the Warriors remains the most interesting on the team with Cauley-Stein and Looney. Cauley-Stein seems better suited in the starting due to his lack of an offensive game, while Kerr likes Looney's skillset off the bench. With Kerr heaping praise on Looney this offseason, he's a good bet to get the lion's share of minutes even in a bench role.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Kevon Looney
    PF-C, Golden State Warriors

    Speaking on The Warriors Insider Podcast, Steve Kerr heaped praise on Kevon Looney, again referring to him as a "One of our foundational pieces," while also saying he wants to see him shoot more corner threes and would love to get him over 30 minutes per night.

    Willie Cauley-Stein is in town now, but it may not be as even a split as we initially thought. We will see how things shake out in the preseason, but it is clear that coach Kerr has big plans for Looney.

    Source: NBC Sports

  • Kevon Looney
    PF-C, Golden State Warriors

    The Warriors have formally re-signed Kevon Looney.

    Looney heads back to the Bay on an affordable three-year, $15 million deal. He's emerged as a key cog in the frontcourt for the Warriors and will be battling for the starting center spot with Willie Cauley-Stein. Last season Looney chipped in 5.2 rebounds, 0.6 steals and 0.7 blocks in 18.5 mpg, so if he can establish himself as a 25-plus mpg player there's certainly potential for him to emerge as a fantasy option in 12-team formats.

    Source: Warriors PR on Twitter

  • Kevon Looney
    PF-C, Golden State Warriors

    According to Shams Charania, Kevon Looney has agreed to return to the Warriors on a three-year deal worth $15 million.

    The Warriors have been busy and this is an important deal for them. Looney had many suitors, but it appears he'll return to the team he's been with his whole career. With DeMarcus Cousins and Jordan Bell likely gone, Looney could see big minutes as a starting center next season.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Kevon Looney
    PF-C, Golden State Warriors

    The Warriors remain intent on re-signing Kevon Looney, per Mark Medina of The Mercury News.

    That's been one of their top priorities, but Looney should be able to find a bigger contract on the open market with the Warriors now hard-capped thanks to last night's sign-and-trade for D'Angelo Russell. Golden State won't be afraid to spend but they're going to have to get creative in filling out the roster unless another big move is on the way.

    Source: Mark Medina on Twitter