With Cousins now in Golden State, the term "super team" seems passé.
It was 5 a.m.
In what might go down as the wildest day in franchise history, New Orleans watched players that could've become foundational pieces go to two Western Conference powerhouses.
It could similarly be a win for Cousins.
One of the best players in the league. But a brutal Achilles injury this past season and concerns about his attitude left Cousins with no legitimate offers.
Essentially, the Warriors replaced starting center JaVale McGee, the "Shaqtin" A Fool' star who signed with LeBron's Lakers, with Cousins, an extreme upgrade at a position that has always been the lone weakness for the reigning champs. Cousins will sign a one-year deal so it will not have a major impact on the Warriors cap situation, except for the owners paying more of the luxury tax.
DeMarcus Cousins is heading to the Golden State Warriors, looking for a title. He hasn't shot down the idea of returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers after losing in the NBA Finals for the second straight season, and many experts have pegged the Los Angeles Lakers as the favorites to land James this offseason. Cousins will likely parade to the free-throw line next season, as defenses give fouls to prevent dunks set up by the Warriors' tic-tac-toe passing.
Cousins told The Undefeated on May 18 that his rehabilitation from Achilles surgery was ahead of schedule and he hoped to be ready for training camp. Cousins spent the first seven-plus seasons of his career with the Kings, averaging 21.1 points per game during his tenure.
Now, there's a really good chance I'll be wrong.
Cousins' fit in the Warriors' offense will be determined by his health and his willingness to give up the ball.
James hasn't said much publicly about his thinking in free agency. Now the former LeFlore High School standout is joining the team that has won three of the past four National Basketball Association championships. Plus, the deal is only for one year, so he can be a free agent while healthy and therefore earn more money. Believe it or not. He used to be able to dunk on you, but he hasn't been able to in years and his knees still hurt.
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