Currently on tour in Asia with its equipment supplier Anta, Klay Thompson has a surprise guest in his luggage: his teammate Kevon Looney !
Inside the Warriors share the same sponsor, and this week the two were in Manila where part of the World Cup is being played. The opportunity for Kevon Looney to reveal his secrets to becoming a good rebounder, he who has already signed five games with 20 rebounds and more in his career.
“It takes a lot of effort. You have to be persistent”, Golden State pivot responds first. “You have to know your shooters, your teammates. You have to know your attack, and that’s what makes all the difference. So it takes a lot of time to study all that. It’s something that’s sometimes hard to put into practice, but you need to find out what makes you a great rebounder and what makes you special, and what physical assets you can use. »
“I know where the ball is going to be”
And Kevon Looney to recall that he is neither very tall nor very athletic, and that he therefore compensates by his reading of the trajectories and his knowledge of his teammates but also opponents.
“I’m not the highest jumper, but I know how to use my body and my arms…I have some of the best shooters in the world, so I know where they’re going to miss, I know where the ball is going to go. find. I study, I watch them shoot after practice, I get to know them and I translate that into the field. »
How to read the stats? MJ = matches played; Min = Minutes; Shots = Shots made / Shots attempted; 3pts = 3-points / 3-points attempted; LF = free throws made / free throws attempted; Off = offensive rebound; Def= defensive rebound; Tot = Total bounces; Pd = assists; Fte: Personal fouls; Int = Intercepts; Bp = Lost bullets; Ct: Counters; Points = Points.