May 21, 2019, 6:01 pmKevon Looney - F - Golden State Warriors
Speaking about the impact that Kevon Looney has had on a Warriors team playing without Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins, Steve Kerr said, “Looney has become one of our foundational pieces. He does this every single night.”
Looney has been instrumental off the bench for the Warriors this postseason after the loss of both Cousins and Durant, and he is a big reason why they are making a fifth straight NBA Finals appearance. Looney is averaging 7.5 points and 2.1 offensive rebounds on .725 shooting from the floor in just 20.5 minutes per game this postseason. Entering free agency this offseason, Looney is doing all he can to ensure he gets paid this summer.
Source: NBC Sports
May 17, 2019, 12:24 amKevon Looney - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevon Looney went for an efficient 6-for-6 off the bench, for 14 points, adding seven rebounds, two assists and a block/steal on Thursday.
Though Andrew Bogut officially got the start at center Looney ended up playing 29 minutes off the bench for the Warriors. Looney and teammate Jordan Bell logged 43 minutes as the Blazers frontcourt had trouble stopping the duo, who combined for 25 points. Jordan Bell rounded off his performance with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and a block.
May 15, 2019, 8:37 pmKevon Looney - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevon Looney is listed as probable for Golden State's Game 2 matchup against the Blazers.
Looney is the Warriors' fifth most important player while Kevin Durant is sidelined. He will play a big role in Game 2.
Source: NBA Injury Report
May 14, 2019, 7:27 pmKevon Looney - F - Golden State Warriors
Steve Kerr said that similar to Game 6 against the Rockets, the bench will be playing a significant role in the Western Conference Finals against the Blazers.
With the Warriors again playing without Kevin Durant, it will be all hands on deck. Kerr played 11 players in the Warriors previous game, with Kevon Looney leading the team in minutes off of the bench. Looney was crucial in helping the team advance past the Rockets.
Source: Mark Medina on Twitter
May 10, 2019, 11:56 pmKevon Looney - F - Golden State Warriors
The Warriors may have started Andrew Bogut for an injured Kevin Durant (calf strain) on Friday, but it was Kevon Looney who produced with 14 points (6-of-8 shooting), five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 20 minutes.
Bogut was scoreless with just three rebounds and one assist to his name in 12 minutes. The Warriors knew that their reserves would need to come up big in this game without Durant, but who it would be was only determined in the game itself. Looney brought the right kind of smart energy to the floor, helping the Warriors keep the game close in the first half, with Stephen Curry dealing with some shooting woes early. Shaun Livingston also scored in double figures for the first time in the postseason, producing 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting with two rebounds and one assist in 14 minutes.
April 23, 2019, 10:32 amKevon Looney - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevon Looney hopes that he will be able to play for the Warriors next season when they enter into Chase Center, their brand new area.
Looney set career highs in games played (80), minutes (18.5 per game), points (6.3 points per game) and rebounds (5.2 per game), among other categories, during the 2018-19 regular season. He has averaged 11.7 points in the Warriors' three playoff games thus far and Steve Kerr made it clear on Friday that he was glad Looney did not leave upon becoming a free agent last summer. The valuable backup becomes an unrestricted free agent in July, the second consecutive summer he will hit the market. This time however, the Warriors have Bird rights on Looney, giving them considerable financial flexibility to pursue a new contract.
Source: NBC Sports
April 19, 2019, 1:20 amKevon Looney - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevon Looney tallied 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting with a rebound and a block in Game 3 on Thursday.
Looney was in a layup line in the first half, but it helps playing alongside Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant. The Warriors love moving the ball around and the minutes Looney's received over the past two years from coach Kerr have really boosted his confidence and helped him prepare for a situation like this. He's going to get more playing time with DeMarcus Cousins (quad) most likely out the remainder of the playoffs.
April 16, 2019, 2:21 amKevon Looney - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevon Looney set a personal record with 19 points (6-of-6 shooting) and five boards in Monday's stunner against the Clippers.
Looney didn't do much outside of score (only five rebounds). His contribution was almost enough to hold the Clippers off, but instead his career mark in postseason points was wasted as the Warriors lost a game that should have been well in-hand.
April 10, 2019, 11:31 pmKevon Looney - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevon Looney logged 16 minutes on Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies and posted six points on 3-of-8 shooting with three rebounds and three assists.
Looney was invisible for most of 2018-19, delivering just 214/194 8/9-cat per-game value across the 80 games he played. He quietly produced 6.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 0.6 steals and 0.7 blocks per game, erratically garnering very deep-league value. The 22-year-old has the hustle and motor but is still quite raw to be a regular fantasy contributor at this stage in his career.
March 24, 2019, 11:12 pmKevon Looney - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevon Looney (right forearm contusion) played on Sunday night, scoring 11 points on 4-of-5 from the field with three boards and a block.
Looney was questionable but ultimately played and gave the Dubs some unexpected scoring pop to boot. He's not a fantasy option these days, even when DeMarcus Cousins rests, as Andrew Bogut (8-5-3 with three blocks and a coast-to-coast finish over Andre Drummond in 24 minutes) has immediately overtaken him on the depth chart.
March 24, 2019, 4:26 pmKevon Looney - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevon Looney (right forearm contusion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Pistons.
If Looney is active, he could see some extended run with DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Iguodala both resting. Though, even with a few extra minutes, he's not much of a fantasy asset.
Source: Warriors PR on Twitter
March 9, 2019, 1:24 amKevon Looney - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevon Looney returned to action on Friday and posted nine points (4-of-4 shooting), eight rebounds and one block after missing three games with right pelvic soreness.
He played 15 minutes as the Warriors were likely treating him with kid gloves in his first game back. DeMarcus Cousins dropped a huge line and as long as the Dubs' starters are healthy, there's going to be little left on the plate for Looney to enjoy in fantasy.
March 8, 2019, 5:35 pmShaun Livingston - G - Golden State Warriors
Shaun Livingston (neck spasms) and Kevon Looney (right pelvic soreness) are available to play on Friday vs. the Nuggets.
Neither Livingston nor Looney are great options for tonight or season-long. They can be left on the wire.
March 7, 2019, 4:00 pmKevon Looney - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevon Looney (right pelvic soreness) is expected to return from a two-game absence Friday vs. the Nuggets.
Looney will slot back into the backup center spot for the Warriors and his perimeter defense will be a welcome return after watching DeMarcus Cousins struggle in pick and roll situations over the past two games. Looney has only logged 9.8 minutes per game over the past two weeks, and this should be a situation where his real game influence will outweigh his fantasy relevance. Looney may see his minutes decrease even more once Andrew Bogut joins the team next week.
Source: Monte Poole on Twitter
March 6, 2019, 3:38 pmKevon Looney - F - Golden State Warriors
Steve Kerr says he expects Kevon Looney (right pelvic soreness), who has missed the last two games, to return Friday vs. the Nuggets.
Looney will bring back some much needed defense from the five spot for Golden State, though his return to action doesn't have much fantasy relevance as he has only played 9.8 minutes per game over the past two weeks.
Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter