Report: Warriors to bring back Kevon Looney on three-year deal

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) reaches for the ball as Golden State Warriors centre Kevon Looney (5) controls the ball (Frank Gunn/CP)

The Golden State Warriors are bringing back centre Kevon Looney and will reportedly sign him to a three-year, $15-million contract.

Looney was originally drafted by the Warriors with the 30th-overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. After three seasons with limited playing time and opportunity, Looney played an integral role for the Warriors this past season as a key bench piece and the team’s preferred closing centre.

He averaged 6.3 points and 5.2 rebounds in 80 games played last season.

The 23-year-old returns to a Warriors team that appears to be in a little bit of a transition after reportedly losing Kevin Durant to the Brooklyn Nets, but then picking up Nets all-star guard D’Angelo Russell.

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