DeMarcus Cousins has been on his way back from a horrible Achilles tear that ended his 2017-18 campaign. The All-Star big man was shut down and missed his first opportunity at an NBA playoffs appearance. Now he’s reportedly joining a team that will basically have an express route to the NBA Finals.
After flirting with the idea of signing DeAndre Jordan, the Golden State Warriors have apparently inked a deal with another All-Star big man in Cousins.
Following comes from Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports, Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc J. Spears of ESPN and his new teammate Stephen Curry.
Free agent DeMarcus Cousins has agreed to a deal with the Golden State Warriors, league sources tell Yahoo.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 3, 2018
So GM Bob Myers has replaced JaVale McGee with … Boogie Cousins. The $5.3M represents the taxpayer mid-level exception. Cousins is hopeful to return to the court by December/January off his torn Achilles. There will be no rush with Warriors. https://t.co/lYwGjxZchk
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2018
When asked why DeMarcus Cousins is going to Golden State, a source close to him said: “Hes about winning.”
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) July 3, 2018
The 3rd splash Brother ???????. Let’s go @boogiecousins
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) July 3, 2018