According to The Athletic reporter Shams, Kevin Looney will return to the Warriors and renew his contract with a three-year $15 million contract.
Looney was selected by the Warriors with the 30th overall pick in the first round of 2015. He has played for 4 seasons so far. At the same time, he played the best performance of his career this season. He averaged 6.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists in the regular season.
With an average of 7.1 points and 4.5 rebounds, he played the role of a surprise soldier when the Warriors were full of injuries.
Moreover, he suffered a slight fracture of his collarbone during the finals, but he came back with the injury after only missing one game, which won the respect of fans and the team.
As a result, after Looney became a free agent, he also received the attention of many teams, such as the Pelicans, Celtics, Bulls, Mavericks and Rockets.
But in the end, Looney renewed his contract with the Warriors. The Celtics and other teams actually don’t matter. They can still pursue other players, but for the Rockets, players at Looney’s price are their first choice, or even their only choice.
The Rockets don’t have much salary space this summer, and there is very little room for maneuver. They pursue Looney, and at most they can only give a full middle-class salary (about 9 million US dollars), but considering Morey’s consistent style, the Rockets should not give Looney.
Well, if the annual salary is several million, Looney will definitely give priority to his old club, the Warriors, with an average annual salary of 5 million.
Therefore, the Rockets once again became the runners.
So far, the Rockets have only renewed the contracts of a few of their own players, including Rivers Jr., Green and House, and they have basically done nothing in the free agent market.
The fans couldn’t help joking about this: The Rockets’ biggest signing this summer may be House’s three-year 11.1 million contract.
Especially now that Butler, the only one who has had rumors with the Rockets, has gone to the Heat, and other big-name players are even more impossible. It seems that the players on the Rockets’ current roster are the final lineup for the new season.