Warriors: Kevon Looney undergoes surgery on core muscle
If any NBA team is finished for the season, it’s the Warriors.
Golden State was the only team officially eliminated from the playoff race before coronavirus forced the league to shut down. Warriors coach Steve Kerr called it “very unlikely” his team would play another regular-season game. If scheduled to play, with the lottery holding its usual format, Golden State would be incentivized to lose.
So, Kevon Looney underwent surgery.
An expectation Looney will be ready for the start of next season is based on an expectation of when next season will begin. That can vary. So, that stated timeline means only so much.
There are also reasons Looney was selected in our mock expansion draft: He’s a versatile defender with some offensive skill.
Looney needing surgery isn’t encouraging for his ability to stay on the court. But for a Warriors team looking to next season and beyond, there’s still hope this will help Looney finally get healthy.