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REPORT: Warriors’ Kevon Looney tweaks hamstring, says injury is not serious

Kevon Looney, Warriors

Golden State Warriors big man Kevon Looney injured his hamstring during Wednesday’s practice. Fortunately, the issue is not serious and he is not expected to miss time.

According to Logan Murdock of NBC Sports Bay Area, Looney suffered a “minor tweak” but the Warriors don’t appear to be too concerned about it. Moreover, per Anthony Slater of The Athletic, Looney was even seen riding a bike after practice — easing worries that he might need to be sidelined for some time due to the injury.

Golden State can’t afford to lose another big man due to injury. Willie Cauley-Stein sustained a foot injury earlier in training camp, which will likely sideline him for the entirety of preseason and in their first couple of NBA regular season games.

Looney is slated to start at center for the Warriors, so losing him would have been a huge blow to the team. Luckily for the Dubs, that is not the case.

The 23-year-old UCLA product averaged 6.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists for Golden State in 2018-19. He also shot 62.5 percent from the field and 61.9 percent from the free-throw line in 18.5 minutes per contest.

Looney is expected to play a crucial role for the Dubs in the upcoming season, especially with Kevin Durant gone and Klay Thompson injured.