Warriors’ Kevon Looney on schedule to return by training camp

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During the Warriors’ 73-win season, rookie Kevon Looney appeared in just five games. Since last summer, he has undergone surgeries on both of his hips, causing him to miss the postseason as well as Summer League. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Looney is expected to be ready to go in time for training camp.

Less than five months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum on his left hip, Looney is on track to return for the start of training camp Sept. 27. The preseason will be his audition to crack the rotation.

I’m really eager,” Looney said. “I’ve been watching, running and doing drills now for what feels like two years. To be able to get on the court and actually be healthy, I’m really excited for that.”

Looney won’t get a ton of minutes, but the Warriors lost several depth pieces (including Marreese Speights, Leandro Barbosa and Brandon Rush) as part of the tradeoff for signing Kevin Durant, so if they can get something out of their young players like Looney, that would be helpful.