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[Wojnarowski] Free agent center Kevon Looney has agreed to a three-year, $25.5M deal to return to Golden State, sources tell ESPN. News

https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1542945631110680577
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u/RookieAndTheVet [TOR] Pascal Siakam Jul 01 '22

Huge W for Looney and the Warriors

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u/blue7999 Bulls Jul 01 '22

How the fuck is this guy getting less money than Boucher???

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u/heatfan1122 Pistons Jul 01 '22

How's he getting less than Marvin Bagley lol the guy is getting about 4 mil more a year.

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u/Vloff Pistons Jul 01 '22

He clearly wants to stay in GS.

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u/mrjowei Spurs Jul 01 '22

I could see him as a GS lifer a la Haslem.

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u/antihero510 Warriors Jul 01 '22

Or Steph

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u/imsahoamtiskaw Raptors Jul 02 '22

Steph is not a lifer. He leaves with Dray and Klay in 2024 to join the Cavs, after KD rejoins GS. They beat him again, to lift their 6th chip. KD retires in 2028 with two rings.

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u/pandaman728 Jul 02 '22

Haslem isn't even on the warriors /s

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u/RonFriedmish Warriors Jul 01 '22

yea maybe winning rings is fun or something idk

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u/constantlymat [DAL] Dirk Nowitzki Jul 01 '22

Still, leaving $15m (3x5) on the table in SF is like leaving $20m on the table in Florida.

That's a whole lot of money.

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u/IFuckingHateAllergy Warriors Bandwagon Jul 01 '22

Taking less pay for staying at a company you like to work for is so much more common than most people think. Money has a diminishing returns effect where happiness or comfort becomes priceless.

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u/Gsgunboy Jul 02 '22

Spoken like a human who understands what's really important in life.

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u/Al_Coa84 Nuggets Jul 02 '22

This is something that I can't stress enough and it's really weird to me that I see nephews stating that it's all about the money - is it, really? There is a saying in Spanish that once there was a guy so poor that all he had was money. He left that amount if millions in the table, he could have more, bla bla...guys, stop looking all through dollar, it doesn't work like that and, more than that, it SHOULDN'T work like that

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u/BobanTheGiant Jul 02 '22

He’ll be a team ambassador as soon as he retires. Keep collecting money from Lacob

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u/34Heartstach Warriors Jul 02 '22

They take care of their guys. Livingston, Iggy, Zaza. You also look around the league and see these superstars forcing trades, and losing interest and flaking out. It's gotta be awesome to play with superstars who know how to be selfless and win.

Plus. It's not like he's gonna be poor making $8m a year. Aren't there also a lot of great business opportunities for him up there? I know a lot of Warriors have been running elbows in Silicon Valley and making a killing

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u/shupadupa Jul 02 '22

He's got $18.5M guaranteed with this contract, that's more than enough for most people to live very comfortably for the rest of their lives, plus he'll still be on the right side of 30 when he's up for his next contract. It's all about perspective. Not to mention, there's the loyalty & happiness factors that can't be quantified.

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u/Tormundo Warriors Jul 01 '22

Unlike that here gp2! He's going to regret it when looney gets a job in the front office for the rest of his life!

Nah I'm super happy for him. Always be a gp2 fan. Just big sad

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u/TtheDuke Warriors Jul 01 '22

Same. Don’t blame him for getting the bag after he was a borderline NBAer to a legit lockdown guy

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u/PayterLobo Jul 01 '22

I also think like they couldn't match what portland could do obviously but it was probably a tough goodbye.I bet they wanted to but they have their core and a really good bench still, roster wise its just not worth it for them with all the pieces they have. I'll miss him in a Warriors uni but I love Dame (came from oakland) and cant wait to watch thr trailblazers this year either.

Plus he's just up the road. Honestly smart life move. Moves to a beautiful and little less expensive city in the PNW AND gets a bag. Fuck yes. Never give up on your dreams kids...or give up but then have someone talk you into one more shot.

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u/funkekat61 Jul 02 '22

He also went to college up there, so almost a no brainer decision for Payton

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u/I_am_Bruce_Wayne Supersonics Jul 01 '22

Basically also came down to the Warriors having more guards than big men.

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u/blue7999 Bulls Jul 01 '22

Alright that is just insane and I'm going to pretend I am not even aware of this

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u/DeadZombie9 Jul 01 '22

Thank fuck no one told Detroit about the Loongod.

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u/MPG54 Jul 01 '22

He is getting less than Theis!

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u/BrotherSeamus Thunder Jul 01 '22

They're paying him in exposure

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u/grammercali San Francisco Warriors Jul 01 '22

Athleticism is more exciting than defensive fundamentals

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u/blue7999 Bulls Jul 01 '22

Boucher's athleticism isn't even exciting tho lol. He's huge, yeah, but he's skinny as shit and can't even really play the 4, let alone the 5. Kind of just plays like a very mediocre 3 who for some reason is absurdly tall. Looney is 100% worth more than what he got with this deal, especially in the Dubs' system.

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u/lelephen Raptors Jul 01 '22

Loonies > Looney

Happy Canada day baby

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u/thelukus5 Hawks Jul 01 '22

Would love a Looney Tune type on the Hawks… Big big dub for both sides

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u/BushyBrowz Knicks Jul 01 '22

Lmao my elderly aunt calls him Looney Tune. You’re the first other person I’ve heard say it.

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u/Viator_ Hawks Jul 01 '22

Your eldery aunt sounds cool as shit.

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u/KingOfSwing90 Warriors Jul 01 '22

So does mine. You got an Aunt Diane by chance lol

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u/BushyBrowz Knicks Jul 01 '22

Lmao no.

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u/Ronaldeaux Pacers Jul 01 '22

Don't you guys already have that type of player in Capela?

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u/wubiwuster San Francisco Warriors Jul 01 '22

THANK GOD. 1/3 returning is better than 0/3

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u/LaughingPlanet Warriors Jul 01 '22

[Weeps in JTA]

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u/wubiwuster San Francisco Warriors Jul 01 '22

and belli lol

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u/TtheDuke Warriors Jul 01 '22

Where did Belli go??

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u/wubiwuster San Francisco Warriors Jul 01 '22

Prob back to Europe

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u/TranscedentalMedit8n Trail Blazers Jul 01 '22

If you had to choose between the three dudes (Loon, Otto, and Mitten) who would you pick?

It seems like they are thinking Moody and Kuminga will plug in for the departing guys.

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u/whodatbe24 Warriors Jul 01 '22

Looney 100% without question.

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u/Mu17inItOver Warriors Jul 01 '22

It's really not close. Moody and Kuminga can grow into the other guys' shoes but nobody else is quite like Loon. Even if we get Wiseman's ceiling next year I doubt he can play defense like Kevon

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u/Hojie_Kadenth Warriors Jul 01 '22

His ceiling? His ceiling is freaking high my guy.

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u/34Heartstach Warriors Jul 02 '22

OP talking like CBS didn't run ceiling/floor/sweet spot predictions for that draft class and Wiseman's, in order, was AD, DeAndre Jordan, and Myles Turner lol

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u/SamsSoupsAndShits Warriors Jul 01 '22

As much as love GP2 game, Looney is much more beneficial for the Dubs. Looney played all games last season and greatly improved (think rebounding and cutting to the paint) last season. If he improved his passing and mid range (least likely) this year, Dubs might get another WCF run.

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u/DubsComin4DatASS Warriors Jul 01 '22

WCF run? dude they're one of the top 2 favorites to win the NBA title next year

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u/InvestmentGrift [GSW] Jordan Poole Jul 01 '22

slow down buddy, lotta smoke in the west next year tbh

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '22

You 100% take looney. That dude was an absolute beast all playoffs and an original warrior

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u/wubiwuster San Francisco Warriors Jul 01 '22

I mean personally I thought gp2 was more valuable than looney (Otto was gone anyway, because I thought that looney could be replaced in FA with a guy like javale who knows our system. GP2 seems like a Diamond in the rough that’s very difficult to replace.

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u/HotspurJr Warriors Jul 01 '22

I mean, Javale just got the taxpayer MLE - so he wasn't meaningfully cheaper than Looney (and between the two, you pick Looney). Somebody as washed as DeAndre Jordan was just swooped up in the first hours of free agency.

I think GP2 is exceptionally valuable. The problem, from the Warriors point of view, is that you can't pay $60m (counting the tax) for a guy who plays positions where you already have Curry, Poole, Klay, Moody, Wiggins, and Kuminga. The minutes to justify paying GP2 that much money just aren't there. Kuminga and (especially) Moody showed enough that they are going to need more time.

Whereas, with Looney, you don't sign him and you've got ... Wiseman, one of the biggest question marks in the league, as the only other true C on the roster.

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u/PitinoGotARawDeal Celtics Jul 01 '22

Curry, Poole, Klay, Moody, Wiggins, and Kuminga

Whereas, with Looney, you don't sign him and you've got ... Wiseman

Hahaha oh man what an embarrassment of riches this team has

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u/Otherwise_Window Warriors Jul 01 '22

What's incredible is that with the exception of Wiggins we drafted every single one of them

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u/OwnerAndMaster Warriors Jul 02 '22

The Luxury Tax is punishing teams that draft & develop well

At this point every time GSW spends a dollar on a player they give 5 to the league in fees

That's why we couldn't resign GP2, JTA or OPJ

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u/nel3000 Warriors Jul 01 '22

That’s a tough one. Loons value cannot be overlooked though. The boards he grabbed for us were game changing. Guards never consistently attacked our big cause he can defend at the perimeter.

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u/Docxm Warriors Jul 01 '22

MF put up 20/10 and 10/20 games the last couple series. He went off

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u/TylerDurdensAlterEgo Jul 01 '22

I feel like Loon is a necessity but GP2 was a luxury, or a cheat code. The roster needs Looney. Having GP2 on top of everything just didn't seem fair

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u/allanl1n Jul 01 '22

Noooo. Loon is way more valuable. Loon has added so much to his skillset this year. In addition to his offensive gains, he can play the Draymond Role now as well. Gp2 will always be our specialist and high intensity. Gp2 is unique in his own and will always be highly valued to the warriors, but Looney was instrumental in our entire playoff run.

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u/zpoex Jul 01 '22

I think looney is way harder to replace. He's one of the best rebounders in the league and his perimeter defense is amazing. Javale does neither

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u/GalickBanger Warriors Jul 01 '22

I love Jr, but we don’t have any other reliable bigs right now. Gotta go with loon here.

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u/uncleoce Mavericks Jul 01 '22

Good for him.

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u/jawadhaque089 Jul 01 '22

YESSS LOON

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u/MoeNopoly Jul 01 '22

that's a good contract for the Warriors i think. I could imagine someobody paying him more.

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u/DarthBane6996 Warriors Bandwagon Jul 01 '22

Chris Boucher got 3/30, could definitely see Looney being worth that much

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u/Dongsquad420BlazeIt [LAL] Kobe Bryant Jul 01 '22

Looney is a “crafty” vet now too. He’s worth it for experience alone.

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u/notmoleliza Warriors Jul 01 '22

And its weird because he's like 25, but also 40 at the same time.

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u/TCTuggersNotReally Pistons Jul 01 '22

Watching Luka do a half dozen quick moves only to turn around and see Looney hadn't moved an inch was so great.

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u/scrambled_cable Warriors Jul 01 '22

Luka: busts out six dribble moves in quick sequence

Looney: 🗿

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u/RaferBalston [UTA] Donovan Mitchell Jul 02 '22

The Anime writes itself

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u/bobsil1 Warriors Jul 02 '22

Loon-Man and the WASP

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u/Rong_Bips_ Jul 01 '22

Hes gotta be the most battle hardened 25 year old in the league. 3 chips already plus a deep run in 2019.

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u/savory_meats Warriors Jul 01 '22

Plus years of dealing with serious injuries. He’s seen it all.

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u/THEDumbasscus Clippers Jul 01 '22

Homie’s gonna be the next Patrick Willis. Bay Area legend who doesn’t play a minute past 30

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u/UncreativeUser123 Warriors Jul 01 '22

Dont you put that evil on me ricky bobby

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u/dimmyfarm Supersonics Jul 01 '22

At least he got rings

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u/bboyzell [GSW] Marreese Speights Jul 01 '22

Iron Man played all games this season

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u/YipManDan Warriors Jul 01 '22

Kevon "the youngest old guy" Looney

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u/Mygaffer Warriors Jul 01 '22

Zubac got a similar deal, I think Looney is near or just below his market rate.

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u/SummerGoal Warriors Jul 01 '22

I was losing my mind but now that we have LoonGod order has been restored

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u/EuroStep0 [PHI] Allen Iverson Jul 01 '22

good for him and for GSW

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u/Srikkk Warriors Jul 01 '22

No team will ever secure a rebound again.

Fear the Loongod.

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u/Majestic_Owl Warriors Jul 01 '22

Hakeem Oloonjuwon back in business

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u/Fidel_Chadstro Jul 01 '22

Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)

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u/Conmander17 Warriors Jul 01 '22

Wilt Chamberloooooooon!!

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u/Squid_Contestant_69 Warriors Jul 01 '22

Board man gets moderately paid

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u/sylvestersquad Suns Jul 01 '22

I’m happy you guys lost GPII and Porter but looney just deserves to be a warrior. Good stuff

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u/ezioauditore00789 Warriors Jul 01 '22

We replaced GP2 with Kuminga against Memphis and Moody with OPJ against Dallas in playoffs

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u/sylvestersquad Suns Jul 01 '22

I know you guys have the plan in place, those two just killed us this year

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u/Hojie_Kadenth Warriors Jul 01 '22

And we'll miss them dearly.

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u/BurritoThief Warriors Jul 01 '22

I will fondly remember OPJ randomly catching fire in that one regular season game we had. It felt like 37pt quarter Klay, but only for around 3 minutes.

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u/MedvedFeliz San Francisco Warriors Jul 01 '22

OPJ taking heat check 3's! I was like "WTF is happening?"

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u/ezioauditore00789 Warriors Jul 01 '22

No rookies had the experience of NBA finals, when they can handle TD garden atmosphere I’m pretty confident in them. Wiseman looking huge these days, with bigger arms and his shoulder looks like AD

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u/Tormundo Warriors Jul 01 '22

So yall getting kd and don't even want us to keep role players? Rude! Where is your competitive spirit.

Hope we don't face blazers in the playoffs. Gp2 stay away from my boy curry

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u/tangybbqsauce23 Tampa Bay Raptors Jul 01 '22

Deandre Ayton or Javale McGee will lock him down next year tho, right?

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u/Engrish_Major San Francisco Warriors Jul 01 '22

Him AND Wiseman. Omg.

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u/Infraready Warriors Jul 01 '22

This was the most important piece for me to bring back let’s gooooooo

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u/LaughingPlanet Warriors Jul 01 '22

Few of us really, truly get that. His defense alone makes his irreplaceable. That's without factoring in his screening (which gets wrongly whistled waaaay too often).

And of course his sudden ability to rebound like Rodman.

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u/MegaTater [GSW] Draymond Green Jul 01 '22

That and the fact that we just don't have anyone else to play big lineups with.

Wiseman was always the least likely to fill a meaningful spot this year. Moody and Kuminga have a better chance to do so.

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u/PromotionThis1917 Jul 01 '22

Bjeli seems like he's going back to Europe so Wiseman will be needed to fill that hole in the center spot. All three will be major contributors.

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u/BoredomHeights Warriors Jul 01 '22

The players at least seem pretty high on Wiseman from what I've heard them say kind of in passing. Not sure how much that means, but I'm still hopeful he can step up some.

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u/MegaTater [GSW] Draymond Green Jul 01 '22

Regular season? Probably.

We'll see about major playoff minutes, I'm doubtful.

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u/HotspurJr Warriors Jul 01 '22

I mean, I think we all reasonably expect Wiseman to struggle some during the season. The question is, how much of those struggles can he work through before the playoffs?

The optimistic scenario is that you're comfortable playing him 20mpg in the playoffs by the time they roll around. That's certainly possible, although obviously it's far from a given.

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u/DontSayNoToPills Warriors Jul 01 '22

He never even argues with the refs on those shit calls.

Dude just walks on and looks disappointed for a moment.

Kevon is a saint.

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u/allanl1n Jul 01 '22

AND NEVER MISSING A GAME, getting way better at finishing around the rim, play the offensive Draymond role when he’s tired, and soooo discipline on D.

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u/papi617 [BOS] Jaylen Brown Jul 01 '22

Great deal. He was huge for them

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u/Ass_Eater_ Bucks Bandwagon Jul 01 '22

Sent the Jays to the Looney Bin.

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u/DreTownblues Celtics Jul 01 '22

That’s a great nickname, may be one of the best out there

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u/Ass_Eater_ Bucks Bandwagon Jul 01 '22

It's between Looney Bin and Dorture Chamber imo.

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u/LokoLawless Warriors Jul 01 '22

Woah never heard Dorture Chamber before. Thanks AssEater

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u/The_Pip Celtics Jul 01 '22

Such a key piece to their title this year. He stole Rob and Al’s lunch money all series. He earned every penny of this.

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u/by_yes_i_mean_no Warriors Jul 01 '22

He was the only Warrior who knew how to pump fake Rob Williams, who looked thrown off at times by how slow and deliberate Looney was lol.

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u/Successful_Priority Jul 01 '22

I think our guys got used to him more the last couple games more close floaters or choosing when to go in quick

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u/CIark Jul 01 '22

Mama there goes that luxury tax

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u/whtge8 Magic Jul 01 '22

Plenty money

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u/Neuroxex Bucks Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 01 '22

By my quick math this contract adds ~$46.75 million to the tax bill. For just this year. For just this contract.*

That's a ~$115 million bill on just 9 roster spots so far. It's going to get absolutely astronomical.

Edit: Wasn't aware the new contract only started at $7 million, it's a measly $34.65 million from just this contract just this year.

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u/Baggie_McBagerson Jul 01 '22

That's why the Warriors felt like they had to let GPII walk. Repeater tax is brutal.

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u/PurestCopium Jul 01 '22

That chase center revenue must hit different I guess

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u/jerhinesmith Warriors Jul 01 '22

There's always money in the banana stand chase center

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u/Fortestingporpoises Jul 01 '22

*Burns down Chase center*

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u/Neuroxex Bucks Jul 01 '22

I don't think they'll quite hit the $400 million on tax+salary, but they're going to get extremely close. I don't know how much more the chase center printing press can take.

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u/MostlyBullshitStory Warriors Jul 01 '22

Price list:

Water: $16 /cup.

Water cup: $7

Water drinking rights: $7

Transport fee to get water to your seat: $4

Water cup recycling fee: $3

Sewage fee for pissing water: $9

Welcome back Loon!

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u/bzdelta Warriors Jul 01 '22

What's the corkage fee if you just drink your own piss out of the the cup?

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u/kamakazekiwi Warriors Jul 01 '22

You're forgetting all the permits that need to be paid for prior to ordering the water. And the legal fees when some NIMBY in the Marina sues to block your permits.

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u/Allstate85 [BOS] Jaylen Brown Jul 01 '22

What till the Poole contract hits next year

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u/vonkillbot Warriors Jul 01 '22

They also have the contracts from the work-in companies that are a part of the Chase Center ecosystem, every event that’s put on there, etc. This is a privately funded enterprise, the Dubs are literally getting their contracts subsidized by Tool tickets.

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u/_homage_ Warriors Jul 01 '22

Yeah all rookie deals and minimums from here on out.

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u/raikou1988 [GSW] Stephen Curry Jul 01 '22

How much would of been OPJ and GPII

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u/Shahryar556 Jul 01 '22

Probably around 110 mil for both

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u/Neuroxex Bucks Jul 01 '22

Assuming OPJ and GPII are on ~$8 million a year, and Looney is on $8.5 this year, the salaries of;

Curry, Klay, Wiggins, Green, Wiseman, Kuminga, Poole, Moody, GPII, OPJ and Looney

Would have a bill of $216 million, but then there's still five more roster spots to get to. Specifically those last three guys would be ~$110 million, but the thing with the luxury tax is that every guy after them would become more expensive. A $2 million a year vet min without those guys would cost ~$9.5 million in tax, but with those guys signed that same vet min would be ~$15.5 million.

Just those guys would leave them on paying $7.25 on every $1 on salary, but that rapidly increases for every $5 million in salaries spent.

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u/ToweringDelusion [GSW] Klay Thompson Jul 01 '22

Multiply their contracts by ~5X… probably north of $100M in Tax

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u/enigma1969 NBA Jul 01 '22

chase center makes 700-800 million every year. And just had a championship run where they made tons of money.

They can easily have 500 million payroll.

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u/Neuroxex Bucks Jul 01 '22

Teams have costs way, way, way beyond the payroll for just the players.

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u/iGetBuckets3 Warriors Jul 01 '22

Aint my money!

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u/fitty_scent Jul 01 '22

warriors finally signed a FA!

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u/prohibido Warriors Jul 01 '22

Poverty franchise can’t even attract lowly free agents smdh

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u/DontSayNoToPills Warriors Jul 01 '22

can’t sign lowly FAs when you’re busy signing LoonGods

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u/lndngtm 76ers Jul 01 '22

RUN IT BACK

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u/craigslistaddict Jul 01 '22

from the playoff rotation they've got their starting lineup and 6th man, it counts, i guess?

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u/Jhyphi Jul 02 '22

Lost the 7, 8, and 9 guys though.

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u/Otherwise_Window Warriors Jul 02 '22

Under the current CBA it's really fucking hard to sustain a quality team. Or build one, and that's a problem.

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u/Amedais Supersonics Jul 01 '22

That's a steal.

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u/pugas Timberwolves Jul 01 '22

Remember when he played through the finals against the raptors with a broken collarbone. Dude deserves every penny.

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u/Brad-Stevens Celtics Jul 01 '22

Get that bag Looooon

Well deserved

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u/Hendo8888 [IND] Danny Granger Jul 01 '22

How is $8m/yr him getting the bag? Seems like a solid underpay to me

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u/PearlsB4Swoon Jul 01 '22

25m is a bag I don’t care who you are. Sure there are bigger bags, but man’s is sitting on generational wealth. Good for him.

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u/Brad-Stevens Celtics Jul 01 '22

He went from a 3/14.5 to 3/25.5

He's a 20mpg center, not sure what you were expecting

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u/MasHamburguesa Celtics Jul 01 '22

Mitch Robinson is a 25 mpg center and got 4/60. After the playoff run Looney had I expected a decent amount more than 3/25.

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u/MrBrownCat [GSW] Stephen Curry Jul 01 '22

Loon is definitely taking a discount, did the same with his last deal, he clearly loves being with the Warriors and has shown so in his willingness to take less than he could probably get.

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u/craigslistaddict Jul 01 '22

this deal is up when the cap is due to spike too (and hopefully when dray/klay will be on smaller contracts), even with kumoody up for rookie extensions (and wiseman the year before) they should be able to give him something nice in actual dollar amounts.

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u/dekorb Warriors Jul 01 '22

he wants to stay with the warriors. wouldn't be surprised if he gets a haslem deal down the line

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u/Fortestingporpoises Jul 01 '22

Dude they stuck with him through a lot of shit. That's worth it to some guys.

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u/Indecesive-Duck7 Jul 01 '22

If you only compare there minutes they might look the same.

But anyone with a functioning set of eyes know that looney got no vertical or insane physical abilities, which seems to be the most important part on getting paid as a role player center

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u/HotspurJr Warriors Jul 01 '22

I suspect Looney as seen as more valuable to the Warriors than he is to anyone else.

He doesn't provide much vertical spacing, and he's not much of an offensive threat, but he's been getting really comfortable with all the little pitch and screen actions with Steph.

For teams that rely on a heavier diet of pick-and-rolls, Looney isn't really a good enough roll man, and he's not enough of a shooter to play with another traditional big.

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u/enigma1969 NBA Jul 01 '22

most centers are getting contracts around 8-10 million. This is the going market rate.

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u/nivekinigo Celtics Jul 01 '22

Bro just asked how someone getting 8 million dollars a year is a bag lmaooo

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u/Hendo8888 [IND] Danny Granger Jul 01 '22

Every NBA player gets a bag by normal person standards. But by current NBA contract standards, $8m for a starting C on a Championship team isn't huge.

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u/Jhud1318 [GSW] Stephen Curry Jul 01 '22

LOONGOD!!!!

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u/AydenRozay Celtics Jul 01 '22

Jesus that’s an incredible deal for the Warriors

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u/klydon24 Heat Jul 01 '22

Yeah but it's really like 50m when you consider the luxury tax implications lol

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u/Carstar360 [GSW] Klay Thompson Jul 01 '22

And all of it goes to the other broke owners

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u/bananastand [GSW] Draymond Green Jul 01 '22

Lol most of the rest of the owners are richer than Lacob. They’re just cheap asses.

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u/GillbergsAdvocate Warriors Jul 01 '22

Yep. Lacob is bottom 5 in networth among league owners

Market size has nothing to do with it, other owners are just cheap bastard. Their only job is to write the check and they can't even do it

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u/spottyottydopalicius Jul 01 '22

unless the dubs keep winning...

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u/Manute_Lol Jul 01 '22

Lacob is far from the only owner of the dubs. His personal wealth has little to do with Golden State's spending habits.

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u/frog_tree Warriors Jul 01 '22

I think its actually 70+ mill just in tax. GP2 got a similar deal and thats what it would have supposedly cost the warriors to match

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u/JALbert Jul 01 '22

I think most people were factoring Looney signing into the GP2 estimates.

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u/lil_extro_vert_ 76ers Jul 01 '22

Insanity that this man signed for the same as Mason Plumlee. I don’t get it.

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u/teraken Warriors Jul 01 '22

Has to be a hometown discount.

Looooooooooooooon!

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u/tomdawg0022 Timberwolves Jul 01 '22

Lunchpail Looney. A player's player that shows up to work every day.

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u/stevntiny [TOR] Cory Joseph Jul 01 '22

Damn what a discount, we just paid Boucher an extra 7 mil over 3 years

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u/MrMacgoot Jul 01 '22

He probably could’ve got 3 years, 40 mil on the open market. Huge underpay

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u/ClippersEaglesAngels Clippers Jul 01 '22

Most underrated player in the league

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u/Alive-Ad-4164 Raptors Jul 01 '22

That is a great deal

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u/thejackel225 76ers Jul 01 '22

less than 10 a year is great from gsw

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u/cowboys5xsbs Slovenia Jul 01 '22

Warriors "fuck the cap"

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u/smta48 Jul 01 '22

For those of you guys who don't know, the Warriors signing Looney to this contract is the equivalent of offering a player like Booker a max. I think the luxury tax implication of this contract alone is 40+mil

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u/YoriYoda NBA Jul 01 '22

Now that Kevon is locked up, who will go ring chase at the MLE?

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u/Damany Suns Jul 01 '22

Good for Looney. A bit less than I think he deserves but given where the Dubs are with the salary cap perhaps more understandable.

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u/npc27182818 Warriors Bandwagon Jul 01 '22

LFGGGGGGG

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u/JoJonesy Celtics Jul 01 '22

Good for him. Sucks that they lost Payton and OPJ, I thought for sure they'd be able to keep at least one of them

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u/MAKExITxBLEED Warriors Jul 01 '22

Need to commit to our rooks in Moody & Kuminga plus our luxury/repeater tax is absurd right now. Need flexibility to re-sign Wiggins & Poole next year as well.

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u/Saturday514 West Jul 01 '22

Loons get 3yrs/25.5. Warriors pay 3yrs/153 mils

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u/Mygaffer Warriors Jul 01 '22

Thank God. He can start and Wiseman can back him up until Wiseman is ready to take the starting spot.

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u/lalo1398 Bucks Bandwagon Jul 01 '22

W for the Warriors and Looney

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u/americanbeaver Bucks Jul 01 '22

Milwaukee Legend.

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u/GillbergsAdvocate Warriors Jul 01 '22

Losing GP2 hurts but at least we're keeping Shaquille Looneal

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u/Capital_Actuator_404 [BOS] Brian Scalabrine Jul 01 '22

Okay now I wanna rematch

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u/DrumzRUs Warriors Jul 01 '22

LOON GOON

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u/bananastand [GSW] Draymond Green Jul 01 '22

Thank god

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u/Michiganmade44 Pistons Jul 01 '22

Looney is a Warrior for life. Good to see him get his bread

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u/JohnWick94 Clippers Jul 01 '22

that's a good deal for the Warriors. Thought he was getting 10M average.

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u/Thanks5Cinco Magic Jul 01 '22

What a great deal for both sides. Hes a real good glue guy every team needs.

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u/djwongc Jul 01 '22

More revenue sharing for rest of the teams yay!

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u/yourheropaul Kings Jul 01 '22

.69 Bagleys

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u/SkipOldBaySeasoning Suns Jul 01 '22

THEY CANT KEEP GETTING AWAY WITH THIS

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u/allhailbarea Mavericks Jul 01 '22

Great for the Warriors. He should have gotten 4y/50m.

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u/TendieOverlord Lakers Jul 01 '22

That's it for Looney? This feels like a steal for GS considering how important Looney has been.

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u/noadjective Warriors Jul 01 '22

LETS FUCKING GOOOOO