Kevon Looney healthy enough to play in Game 4

by Kaiyo Funaki | Warriors Correspondent | Fri, Jun 7th 7:50pm EDT

Kevon Looney is able to play tonight in Game 4 of the NBA Finals according to Coach Steve Kerr. Looney suffered a non-displaced first costal cartilage fracture in Game 2 after landing on his back and missed Game 3 as a result. (Nick Friedell on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact:

Looney's initial diagnosis appeared grim, and the Warriors were preparing as if he would be unable to return this season. While Looney is only averaging 7.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per game these playoffs, he provides valuable minutes as part of Coach Kerr's rotation of centers. The Warriors need all the warm bodies they can get too, with DeMarcus Cousins and Klay Thompson fighting through injuries and Kevin Durant still on the mend. The hope is that Looney can operate as his typical self - cleaning up the glass, switching on pick-and-rolls, and playing above average defense against the Raptors’ bigs. He is unlikely to post anything above his career norms, but his steady contributions can help the Warriors tie this series tonight.

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