Kerr explains why Warriors assigned Looney to D-League

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March 17, 2017 - 10:46pm
Kevon Looney has been assigned to the Warriors’ Development League affiliate in Santa Cruz, Golden State announced Friday. Even with Kevin Durant sidelined the past two-plus weeks by a left knee injury, Looney has only topped the 10-minute mark once in the Warriors’ past 11 games. Stuck on the depth chart behind Durant, Draymond Green, David West, James Michael McAdoo and, lately, Matt Barnes, the UCLA product has been relegated mostly to mop-up duty. In Saturday’s 107-85 loss to San Antonio, when Kerr was sitting Iguodala, Green, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry, Looney made his fourth career start. Jones is expected to stick with Santa Cruz until the regular season ends March 31, which would have him back with the NBA team for the Warriors’ final six regular-season games. Curry update: A day after he returned from an early ankle injury to score 25 points in Golden State’s rout of the Magic, Curry showed no lingering signs of injury Friday at practice.

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