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Warriors Must Choose Between Fan Favorite & Blue-Chipper: West Exec
 

 
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Updated May 27, 2022 at 10:20pm
Ryan Aston

If one were attempting to define the concept of overcoming the odds for the big book of Golden State Warriors basketball, a picture of center Kevon Looney would probably suffice.

Despite entering the league as a 30th overall pick, averaging 1.8 PPG as a rookie and measuring in at a smallish 6-foot-9, Looney has grown to the point that he’s locked down a spot as the Dubs’ starting center. Moreover, he played a key role in getting Golden State back to the NBA Finals.

He was so good during Game 2 of the Warriors’ Western Conference Finals showdown with the Dallas Mavericks — scoring 21 points and grabbing 12 rebounds — that the Chase Center crowd unironically showered him with MVP chants.




As solid as he has been in the pivot, though, Looney faces an uncertain future in the Bay Area, regardless of whether or not the Dubs win the title. One league executive even believes that Golden State will ultimately have to choose between him and former No. 2 pick James Wiseman.


In speaking with Heavy.com’s Sean Deveney, a Western Conference executive opined that now is the time for Looney to reap the financial fruits of his labor. Alas, the Warriors aren’t in a great position from a luxury tax standpoint to give him his big payday.

“He should get something around the mid-level exception, he could get three, four years, about $40 or $45 million. The Warriors are in repeater tax territory so if they want to give him $10 million per year it is basically going to cost them $50 million per year, and they need to think long and hard about that. That will get even bigger once they get [Jordan] Poole signed and that kicks in next year.”

Therein lies the conundrum for the Warriors — do you continue to pay Wiseman an eight-figure annual salary in the hopes that he’ll live up to his massive potential or do you earmark those funds for the solid, yet unspectacular Looney?


“You just can’t afford to have both him and Wiseman,” said the exec.

Although the Warriors have a tough choice to make with Looney — who averaged 6.0 points and a career-best 7.3 rebounds per contest in ’21-22 — the exec does see one scenario where the team delays its big decision for another year while gathering more data.

“The one thing they could do is give him a two-year deal with an option at a big number, $25 million or something for two years. If Wiseman is your guy, you don’t pick up the option and you let him walk next summer. If Wiseman is still hurt, you keep Looney and do something with Wiseman.”


In any case, the situation at hand is just as difficult for the player as it is for the team.

“[Looney] loves being with that team and he won’t want to leave but he was underpaid on his last contract and he has got to look to cash in this summer.”




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 4 weeks ago '05        #2
Tha Boss  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x16
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Looney is proven to work well with the splash bros and draymond and knows his role. Wiseman might get out there and throw fits cause he’s not getting shot attempts. Keep looney
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 4 weeks ago '10        #3
lboog1423  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Need to do what they can to keep him.

 4 weeks ago '05        #4
Andrefrbk  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x39
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wiseman gone. sign javale.
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 4 weeks ago '15        #5
MichaelVickStan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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He been underrated him & mcgee used to put in work in the paint looney lockdown some guards too
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 4 weeks ago '12        #6
Bazileus 
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A really tough call. Whether it’s looney or wiseman some team is going to get lucky.
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 4 weeks ago '05        #7
Andrefrbk  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x39
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 Bazileus said
A really tough call. Whether it’s looney or wiseman some team is going to get lucky.
Im not gambling on Wiseman. Especially after seeing what happened with Ayton.

They will have enough bread to sign McGee if he want back in.
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 4 weeks ago '06        #8
bigkilla  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Trade Wiseman.

Yea talent means a whole lot but sometimes you gotta sacrifice talent if it means to add to chemistry.

That sh*t is crazy. When it's time to leave the Klay/Steph/Draymond era they're going to have Poole/Moody/Kuminga/Looney.
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 4 weeks ago '20        #9
Tweezy12  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x13
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Any team outside gsw that gives looney $$$$ is crazy as fu*k
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 4 weeks ago '09        #10
TriniSoldier  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 bigkilla said
Trade Wiseman.

Yea talent means a whole lot but sometimes you gotta sacrifice talent if it means to add to chemistry.

That sh*t is crazy. When it's time to leave the Klay/Steph/Draymond era they're going to have Poole/Moody/Kuminga/Looney.
Poole moody and them n*ggas not sniffing anything close to those guys n*gga. Those 3 are all time greats meng
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 4 weeks ago '15        #11
Lockwind 
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Trade wiseman for Brandon Ingram
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 4 weeks ago '05        #12
schmiv 
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If they can get anything of value for Wiseman, they HAVE to, and if they try and get back nothing, that should show they what they have in him and stick with Looney

Either way, cant see them sticking with him long term, especially with how well looney compliments the rest of the lineup

Really wish, we could of made some kinda bamba\wiseman trade at the deadline but too late for that now

 4 weeks ago '05        #13
schmiv 
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 TriniSoldier said
Poole moody and them n*ggas not sniffing anything close to those guys n*gga. Those 3 are all time greats meng
WAYYY to early to just write those guys off like that

DOubt anyone is saying those guys will be in the finals 6 times in 8 years, but thats an elite young core that should be able to keep the warriors competitive for a very long time after the splash bros. Poole is already showing he can be a go-to #1 scorer on a legit team, and moody\kuminga have barely scratched the surface of what they will be.
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 4 weeks ago '19        #14
jordanair45 
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Man, Looney finally figured out his role, and is playing it. I love to see it.

Looney > Rodman.

I hope he doesn't get greedy and stays with the franchise, but I'd be OK with him walking....

Crazy how these stories get released during crucial times, smh.
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 4 weeks ago '09        #15
dadon85 
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Looney better get that bag


Warriors are winning and have tradeable a*sets besides their big 3.

Gm k*llin it

 4 weeks ago '16        #16
nik3 
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 MichaelVickStan said
He been underrated him & mcgee used to put in work in the paint looney lockdown some guards too
Slow guards
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 4 weeks ago '09        #17
TriniSoldier  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 schmiv said
WAYYY to early to just write those guys off like that

DOubt anyone is saying those guys will be in the finals 6 times in 8 years, but thats an elite young core that should be able to keep the warriors competitive for a very long time after the splash bros. Poole is already showing he can be a go-to #1 scorer on a legit team, and moody\kuminga have barely scratched the surface of what they will be.
You are way over reaching. Anthony Davis and other legit all nba talents couldn't be "competitive for a very long time". Those guys are nice role players for now, maybe they can be capable long term starters with more time. But yall need to get the fu*k on comparing people to steph and them boys. n*ggas really forgot just how special those guys are because of the durant sh*t. Steph coming for Magic Johnsons head Poole, moody and whatever will never be that.

 4 weeks ago '04        #18
D1nOnlyMrM@  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 Tweezy12 said
Any team outside gsw that gives looney $$$$ is crazy as fu*k
Some teams will pay for that. Look at my wizards we paid big bucks for fu*king Ian maximize and also paid bertsns 18 milly
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 4 weeks ago '06        #19
bigkilla  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 TriniSoldier said
Poole moody and them n*ggas not sniffing anything close to those guys n*gga. Those 3 are all time greats meng
I understand that. That doesn’t mean that squad can’t be successful.
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 4 weeks ago '05        #20
Andrefrbk  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x39
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Looney is tough because im sure he knows if he ever leaves GS his career is probably clapped. Look what happened to all the past GS players that left the system, pretty much clapped.

Hes going to want to stay, and i could see him signing something but not going to be insane amount. Wiseman is a problem moving forward tho, i really wish they would have traded him for something when he had value.
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 4 weeks ago '17        #21
KobeThompson 
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It all depends on how much he will command. Poole a RFA in 2023 and have to prioritize signing him. GS is already paying a high luxury tax every year

 4 weeks ago '15        #22
Teddy KGB 
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 bigkilla said

That sh*t is crazy. When it's time to leave the Klay/Steph/Draymond era they're going to have Poole/Moody/Kuminga/Looney.
Don’t forget GP2
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 4 weeks ago '20        #23
Jikkles 
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Send Wiseman a*s packing. Looney earned that spot
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 4 weeks ago '14        #24
sohofresco 
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 bigkilla said
Trade Wiseman.

Yea talent means a whole lot but sometimes you gotta sacrifice talent if it means to add to chemistry.

That sh*t is crazy. When it's time to leave the Klay/Steph/Draymond era they're going to have Poole/Moody/Kuminga/Looney.
What the, that's a lottery team.
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 4 weeks ago '09        #25
ahmadou1  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Andrefrbk said
Looney is tough because im sure he knows if he ever leaves GS his career is probably clapped. Look what happened to all the past GS players that left the system, pretty much clapped.

Hes going to want to stay, and i could see him signing something but not going to be insane amount. Wiseman is a problem moving forward tho, i really wish they would have traded him for something when he had value.
Agreed.. but if you can get 10M a year somewhere else you 100% do it.. that will change generations of your family
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