Kevon Looney’s Future with Warriors Uncertain

We are just weeks away from many NBA players becoming free agents, with some still unsure about their future.

Klay Thompson is one of the Golden State Warriors who might leave as he hasn’t signed a new contract yet. Kevon Looney, another key player for the Warriors, also faces uncertainty. He just finished his ninth season with averages of 4.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.8 assists in 74 games.

Kevon Looney’s Uncertain Future

Looney joined Draymond Green on his podcast to talk about his situation. “The ball isn’t in my court,” he said. “I don’t have full control over my destiny, so I kind of have to play the waiting game.” He has spent his entire career with the Warriors and knows no other team.

According to reports by Tim Kawakami, the Warriors might release Looney to save money on their tax bill since only $3 million of his $8 million salary is guaranteed until June 24th.

“You always want to finish what you started and be somewhere for your whole career,” Looney shared. “But I’ve been in this business long enough to know that’s not realistic.” His family lives in the Bay Area, and he feels at home there.

Waiting Game Continues

Looney isn’t stressing too much about things he can’t control and expects news from the Warriors soon. “I haven’t really thought about it too far,” he told Green. “I’m trying to see what they’re going to do first before I push the envelope.”

Right now he’s focusing on improving his game despite a tough end to last season. The reality for Golden State is that owner Joe Lacob wants to cut costs after an expensive roster failed to make the playoffs.

I’ve always admired how athletes handle uncertainty with such grace; it’s inspiring!

“I’ve been a Warrior for life,” Looney insisted, adding that no matter what happens, he’ll always consider himself part of the team.

Future Goals: Offensive Improvement

During an exit interview press conference, Looney acknowledged areas where he needs improvement if he wants more versatility on offense. He plans on working hard on shooting from deep and adapting his game for today’s NBA style.

“I got a new goal,” Kevon said excitedly. “I need to adapt so I’m looking forward – adding new skills and figuring it out.”

He feels confident that next year he’ll be a different player: “That’s always the goal.”

Looney signed a three-year deal worth $22.5 million as a free agent back in 2022 after winning his third NBA title with Golden State while playing all regular-season games that year; now he’s entering its final season.

James Shotwell
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