OAKLAND (AP) – The Golden State Warriors drafted UCLA forward Kevon Looney with the 30th and final pick of the first round.
Six days after the parade celebrating their first NBA championship in 40 years left city streets awash in blue and gold confetti, the Warriors added the 6-foot-9, 220-pound Looney with their first draft pick in three years.
Because Golden State had one of the deepest teams in the NBA last season – a squad built largely through the draft – the Warriors had the luxury of drafting a player without the need for him to make an immediate impact.
Looney averaged 11.6 points and 9.2 rebounds during his only season at UCLA. Looney led all college freshmen with 15 double-doubles while helping the Bruins to the Sweet 16.