GSOM’s Hugo Kitano gave a nice overview of the Kevon Looney story to date:
Steve Kerr kept emphasizing that Looney “had a fantastic camp,” and was in the best shape of his career, losing twenty pounds this offseason. He even chose him as the MVP of a scrimmage during the preseason. But in a crowded frontcourt on a championship team, minutes for Looney are still tough to come by.
Against the Philadelphia 76ers, Looney put in the best performance of his career. His box score totals (four points, two rebounds, and three blocks) don’t tell nearly the entire story: Looney was a +14 in only fifteen minutes, and helped spark the Warriors’ massive third quarter run. Not only did Looney defend Joel Embiid well in the post, he showed the ability to rotate as a help defender and looked comfortable moving his feet on the perimeter.
Here’s a short video analysis of Kevon Looney’s fine play (co-starring Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Nick Young) in the 18-4 third-quarter run that helped the Warriors beat the Sixers. Good screens, cuts and blocks.
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