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Kevon Looney is nearing a return

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The young center could be back on the court during the Warriors current road trip.

Golden State Warriors v Philadelphia 76ers Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images

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.

The Warriors visit the Boston Celtics on Thursday, the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, the Washington Wizards on Monday, and the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday.

Hopefully we see Looney for at least one of those games. It’s been too long.