Warriors Re-Sign Center On Team-Friendly Deal

Earlier this week, we got word that the Golden State Warriors would do everything they could to retain center Kevon Looney. But the thought was a deal in the $10M/year range would get it done. They got him for just over $8M.

Looney has agreed to a 3-year, $25.5M deal.

Just a few days back, NBA Insider Marc Stein reported that "There is growing pessimism, league sources say, among teams interested in pursuing Kevon Looney about the ability to pry Looney away from the newly minted champions in Golden State. Looney is increasingly expected to re-sign with the Warriors on a multiyear deal."

That's now complete, saving the Warriors from an otherwise bad day, as they lost two rotation pieces, with Otto Porter Jr. signing with the Toronto Raptors, and Gary Payton II moving up the coast to the Portland Trail Blazers. 

Looney became an increasingly important piece of the Warriors' championship puzzle, starting 80 games this season, and registering a career-high 7.3 rebounds, along with 6 points per game.

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