Now that the season is officially over, Kevon Looney can finally begin to fully heal.
So just how long will it take for the Warriors' big man to get back to full strength?
Looney revealed that information to Golden State head coach Steve Kerr after the team's loss to the Raptors on Thursday night.
Anthony Slater of The Athletic has the details:
Looney's family gathered around Kerr. They wanted a picture.
"It was such a pleasure coaching you this season," Kerr told Looney. "What'd they tell you about the summer?"
"Six to eight weeks," Looney said.
That's his full recovery time for the costal fracture he's been playing through.
During Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Toronto, Looney sustained a non-displaced first costal cartilage fracture on his right side.
Prior to Game 3, Kerr announced that Looney would not play again this season. But after getting a second opinion, the 23-year old returned for the remainder of the series.
In his first start of these playoffs in Game 6, Looney registered six points, three rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 27 minutes.
The No. 30 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft is about to become an unrestricted free agent and Kerr recently called him a "foundational piece."
The head coach and front office love Looney and will make it a priority to retain him.