5. Kevon Looney
Each season, Kevon Looney’s presence has become increasingly valuable. The Golden State Warriors knew this would be the case when they drafted the big man in 2015 and stashed him away to develop him for the future.
Well, the future is now for Looney and the Dubs. The Warriors have seen massive regression at the center position and will be counting on Looney to step up and take over.
This has been a progress four seasons in the making for Loon. Last season, we saw him take his first step towards becoming a real rotational player as he played significant minutes for the Warriors during the postseason.
Looney is the prototypical big man the Warriors want in their lineups. A solid rebounder with agile feet that can transition from both ends of the floor with ease. He will get plenty of opportunities to finish around the rim with playmakers such as Draymond Green, Stephen Curry and D’Angelo Russell surrounding him.
The Warriors have high hopes for Looney. If he excels at his job, the rest of the team will benefit greatly.