Warriors’ Kevon Looney close to a comeback

Kevon Looney
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Golden State Warriors’ big man Kevon Looney says he expects to return to the court sometime during the team’s upcoming road trip.

Looney played in one game this season before being ruled out due to a condition called neuropathy, which results in certain nerves or areas of the body malfunctioning.

In his case, the symptoms were seen mostly in his hamstrings.

“He’s not ready to play, but he’s pretty good in terms of his rehab,” head coach Steve Kerr said Sunday. “Now it’s more a matter of conditioning and getting more reps on the floor before we put him into a game. The hope is this upcoming road trip.”

The Warriors begin their five-game road trip on Nov. 29 against the Miami Heat.

Looney averaged 6.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game last season and could be more involved on a Warriors team looking for some help.