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Golden State Warriors’ Kevon Looney exercises $5.1M option for 2021-22

May 4, 2021; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney (5) shoots the ball past New Orleans Pelicans center Steven Adams (12) in the first quarter at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State big man Kevon Looney will exercise his $5.1 million option to return to the Warriors in 2021-22, his agent Todd Ramasar told ESPN on Tuesday.

Looney, 25, signed a three-year, $14.47 million contract with the Warriors ahead of the 2019-20 season.

He averaged 4.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 19.0 minutes in 61 games (34 starts) in 2020-21.

Drafted by Golden State in the first round (30th overall) in 2015, Looney’s career averages include 4.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 15.0 minutes in 285 games (70 starts). He is a career 56.6 percent shooter from the field.

Looney won back-to-back NBA championships with the Warriors in 2016-17 and 2017-18.

–Field Level Media