The Golden State Warriors were a big topic of discussion during the NBA’s offseason as they were favorites to take on and rival the champion Los Angeles Lakers.
Subsequently, that changed as their All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson tore his right Achilles hours before the NBA Draft.
Prior to this, the team had been an epicenter of trade speculation as their 2020 draft pick and several veterans were being offered for several All-NBA caliber players including the two-time back-to-back MVP and reigning Defensive Player of the Year Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Among those veterans included in the trade rumors was rising player Kevon Looney. After being an incredibly solid presence for the Warriors in both the regular season and championship runs his name constantly appeared in deals to bring another superstar to Golden State.
While rumors of the sort could, over time, affect any young player, Looney had a different and very professional reaction to seeing his name being included.