As stylish as Kevon Looney looks in the header picture of this article - and in all the outfits he’s been rocking on the Warriors bench this year - I miss seeing him in traditional basketball garb: shorts, a tank top, and sneakers.
The fifth-year center signed a three-year deal with the Golden State Warriors over the offseason, but has faced serious injury issues all year. He missed all of preseason due to an offseason hip injury, but returned for the season opener.
He only made it to halftime of that game before exiting. That was October 24. He wouldn’t play again until December 2.
Looney then played sporadically for a few weeks, before suffering an abdominal injury. He hasn’t played since December 23.
In all, the 22-year old (it’s crazy to think of how young he still is) has appeared in just 10 of the Warriors 48 games. He’s played a mere 105 minutes this season, which, for perspective, is fewer than Steph Curry.
But he’s almost back. The report from Wednesday’s practice is that Looney - who is traveling with the team - could return during the team’s current five-game road trip.
Kevon Looney practiced fully today. The hope is he’ll return at some point on this trip.— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) January 29, 2020
Hopefully we see Looney for at least one of those games. It’s been too long.