Now that the season officially is over, Kevon Looney finally can begin to fully heal.
So just how long will it take for the Warriors' big man to get back to full strength?
Looney revealed that information to Warriors coach Steve Kerr on Thursday night after the team's season-ending loss to the Raptors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Anthony Slater of The Athletic has the details:
Looney’s family gathered around Kerr. They wanted a picture.
“It was such a pleasure coaching you this season,” Kerr told Looney. “What’d they tell you about the summer?”
“Six to eight weeks,” Looney said.
That’s his full recovery time for the costal fracture he’s been playing through.
Looney sustained the non-displaced first costal cartilage fracture on the right side of his chest during Game 2 of the Finals.
Prior to Game 3, Kerr announced that Looney would not play again this season. But after getting a second opinion, the 23-year-old returned for the remainder of the series.
In his first start of these playoffs, in Game 6, Looney registered six points, three rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 27 minutes.
The No. 30 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft is about to become an unrestricted free agent, and Kerr recently called him a "foundational piece."
The coach and front office love Looney, and will make it a priority to retain him.