Looney (glute) will be available for Saturday's game against the Nuggets, Mark Medina of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Looney landed on the injury report with a strained glute, but his status never appeared to be in too much doubt. Expect the 21-year-old to be available for his usual, fairly limited role off the bench.
Looney is probable for Saturday's contest against the Nuggets due to a gluteal strain.
It's unclear as to when he suffered the injury, though it apparently gave him some discomfort at morning shootaround. If he ends up sidelined, Omri Casspi is a strong candidate to see extended run.
Coming out of UCLA as a developmental project, Looney has played sparingly over his first few years in the league, though he did deal with a few injuries that likely played a part in that. Now that he's fully healthy, the Warriors remain adamant that they've liked Looney's progression, but will still have to decline his option for financial reasons. If they were to opt in on Looney's deal, that would nearly double the team's luxury taxes, so they'll instead decline it and make Looney an unrestricted free agent after this season. That doesn't rule out a potential deal being struck between the two sides, though for now, Looney could be looking at his last season with Golden State.
Looney collected nine points (4-6 FG, 1-1 FT) and eight rebounds across 18 minutes during Friday's preseason game against the Kings.
Looney's 18 minutes Friday was the most he played during a single game this preseason because both Kevin Durant (illness) and Andre Iguodala (back) didn't play. If the 21-year-old makes the official 15-man roster, he'll likely have trouble seeing the court since most of the players on the Warriors from the 2016-17 season are returning this year.
Looney (hip) has been ruled out for Game 4 against the Spurs on Monday.
Looney is unlikely to return at any point during the playoffs, but he hasn't been given any sort of concrete timetable, so the Warriors will continue to update his availability on a game-to-game basis. Even at full strength, Looney didn't see enough minutes to be a relevant fantasy option in the majority of formats, so he can continue to be avoided moving forward.
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