by Matthew MacKay | Tue, Jun 29th 5:11pm EDT
Golden State Warriors C Kevon Looney is reportedly exercising the $5.1 million option in his contract to return with the team for the 2021-22 season, per Adrian Wojnarowski. (Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)
Looney averaged 5.3 rebounds and 4.1 points across 19 minutes per game this season, maintaining much better health and appearing in 61 games compared to an injury-riddled 2019 season. Draymond Green and Kelly Oubre Jr. often earned the most minutes in the Warriors' small-ball front-court this past season but Looney's return ensures a solid 6'9 presence in the paint for when All-Star Klay Thompson returns from injury.