Golden State is still in the cloud of champions. Four years later they have won the ring again and the celebrations for it are now followed by the need to do a good job in the office again. The plan is none other than to keep the cartel contend. They cannot be distracted.
With many essential pieces under contract for the 2022-23 season (Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins), it’s time to surround them in the best possible way. It is obvious that new faces will come to the team, but the priority step for them is to recover those known ones who have given such a good performance. Where are they going to start? Well by Kevon Looney.
According to Anthony Slater of The Athletic, the priority of the San Francisco organization in the face of free agency is to renew the center. They know he has other suitors like the Charlotte Hornets or the New York Knicks, so they won’t waste any time meeting with his agent, Todd Ramasar, in the early hours of free agency.
Looney, who at times was seen as an expendable complement, has made some very good playoffs to be really important in achieving the championship. To be exact, he has averaged 5.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists, but beyond that he has been a benchmark in intangibles, which adds to his full knowledge of the game played by the Warriors, a team in the who has spent his seven years as a professional.
The center is the priority, but not far away is the desire to continue counting on Gary Payton II. In a team with many pieces focused on attack, the guard He has provided that touch of intensity so necessary for one of the best defenses in the NBA to shine equally in the postseason. On the other side of the coin, that of players who aim to leave, would be Juan Toscano-Anderson and Damion Lee.
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