Looney lands back with Warriors on one-year deal

Kevon Looney has signed a one-year deal to return to the Warriors.

Though the Golden State Warriors continue to construct their roster as they angle to win a third consecutive NBA championship next season.

According to a report by Chris Haynes of ESPN, the Warriors are bringing back forward Kevon Looney on a one-year deal for the veteran minimum.

Looney, drafted by Golden State with the 30th overall selection in the 2015 draft, had his fourth-year option declined by the team in October.

However, during the playoffs, Looney played the sixth-most minutes of all the Warriors, including the most minutes at center than anyone not named Draymond Green.

During the regular season, the 6-foot-9, 220-pounder out of UCLA averaged 4.0 points, and 3.3 rebounds in 13.8 minutes in 66 games (4 starts), shooting 56.0 percent from the field and 54.5 parent from the free-throw line.

In the playoffs, the 22-year-old averaged 4.1 points and 4.2 boards in 18.4 minutes in 21 games (5 starts), shooting 54.2 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from the charity stripe.