Golden State Warriors manage to retain a key player in the NBA title: they sign him for three years and US$25 million

After the departures of Juan Toscano, Otto Porter Jr. and Gary Payton II, concern spread in San Francisco about the situation of the pivot, who will finally continue in the franchise.

I was having a really bad timeGolden State Warriors at the beginning of theFree Agency 2022 on theNational Basketball Association (NBA)and it is that after the departure of three valuable players in obtaining the title, there was fear of losing a“key piece”in the last campaign.

During Thursday afternoon, they saw how the MexicanJuan Toscano-Andersonleft the team after three seasons to go toLos Angeles Lakers; later,Gary Payton IIwas signed byPortland Trail Blazers with a contract for two years; and on this day,Otto Porter Jr.was announced as a reinforcement ofToronto Raptors.

From there, the Warriors panicked and they did not want to extend the time any longer in search of signing their first place on the list of priorities to defend the NBA title, as it is the pivotKevin Looneyand ended up offering him a succulent contract.

Finally a good one for Warriors: retains a key player in the title

As revealed by the insiderAdrian Wojnarowskiof the chainESPNthe 26-year-old center has reached an agreement for the next three seasons, in which he will receive a salary of$25.5 million dollarsan average of$8.5 millionfor each campaign.

Thus, Looney will continue until June 2025 with the Warriors, a team he arrived in 2015, as the 30th selection in the NBA Draft, and with which he has wonthe titles of 2017, 2018 and 2022. Finally some good news forStephen Curry and company.

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