Some good news regarding Kevon Looney surfaced Monday afternoon.
The Warriors big man — who underwent surgery May 19 to repair a core muscle injury — is “100 percent” recovered, his agent Todd Ramasar told Wes Goldberg of the Bay Area News Group.
“It’s one of those things where, because of this long runway that we have of an offseason for at least the Warriors and Kevon, there’s no need to push it,” Ramasar said. “Is he going all out? I wouldn’t say so. He’s probably (going) 80 percent.
“It is not because he can’t go all out, there’s just no need to right now.”
After back-to-back very solid seasons, Looney signed a three-year contract extension with Golden State last summer worth about $14.5 million. Year 1 of the deal couldn’t have gone much worse for the 24-year-old.
The Milwaukee native was limited to just 20 games because of multiple injuries, and never was able to develop any rhythm on the court.
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Looney last suited up Feb. 29 vs. the Phoenix Suns. He is expected to be ready to go for the start of the 2020-21 season, although it remains a mystery when that will commence because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“It’s actually giving him a lot of time to just rest,” Ramasar said. “The body still needs rest, even as young as he is, in light of some of the procedures he’s had in the last 12 months.”
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As for prior procedures, the No. 30 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft underwent surgery on his right hip in August 2015, and then had surgery on his left hip in April 2016.
Looney and the Warriors are hoping all the visits to the operating room are a thing of the past. In a perfect world, the two-time NBA champion will step into a bigger role and thrive as a “foundational piece” of the roster.
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