Kevon Looney, Warriors agree to three-year, $15M contract

Drew Shiller | NBC SPORTS 

Kevon Looney is not leaving the Warriors in free agency.

The big man is coming back to Golden State on a three-year contract worth $15 million, according to multiple national reports.

The Warriors brought out just about everyone to make their pitch to Looney, a source told NBC Sports Bay Area’s Logan Murdock. 

Looney, 23, averaged career highs this past season in minutes (18.5), points (6.3), rebounds (5.2), assists (1.5) and field goal percentage (62.5).

He averaged 7.1 points and 4.5 rebounds on 69 percent shooting during the playoffs.

“Looney has become one of our foundational pieces,” Golden State head coach Steve Kerr told reporters on May 22.

The Dubs selected Looney with the No. 30 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. In October 2017, they declined his fourth-year option for the 2018-19 season, but were able to retain him last summer on a minimum deal.

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“I’d really like to see him make some money and do really well for himself,” Kerr said in October. “He deserves it. And hopefully that’s here.”

In the end, that’s what happened.