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Chicago Bulls, Kevon Looney
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Power Forward/Center Kevon Looney — Unrestricted

For the last couple of seasons, you may not have heard much from or about young big man Kevon Looney. But, if you’ve paid close attention to the playoffs and NBA Finals over the past few years, you should know at least a little about him.

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The unfortunate part about this year for Looney is seeing him miss the remainder of the 2019 Finals. In Game 2 against the Toronto Raptors, Looney suffered a fracture in his collarbone. On Tuesday, it was confirmed he would be out for the rest of the series.

Up until now, though, his presence has been felt in key ways. Looney has provided tremendous depth to the Warriors’ front court. He came to Golden State as a first rounder back in 2015, when the Warriors selected him 30th overall out of UCLA.

Since his rookie year, Looney has seen his minutes go from about four per game, all the way to over 18 minutes per contest this year. For his career, Looney is about a 60 percent shooter and gave the Dubs over five rebounds per game this past year.

He is one of the least talked about and more underrated players on their roster. The Bulls would be an ideal fit for Looney, who is a tough, gritty player and does a lot of things right. He would come in as the primary big man off the bench and could earn a huge role in Chicago.