DeMarcus Cousins has agreed to a 1-year $5.3 million deal with the Golden State Warriors. Currently Cousins is recovering from a torn Achilles and would need time to recover before joining the starting line up.
This move would the Warriors have a NBA All-Star line up. DeMarcus Cousins has been a NBA All-Star two times in his career. His decision came after the Pelicans announce that they had reached an agreement with Julius Randle.
Cousins averaged 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists last season while playing for the Pelicans along side Anthony Davis.
NBA.com reports Cousins did not receive any offers in the morning before 12:01 am which motivated him to contact the Warriors after being struck by sudden thought.
Cousins expected to receive a five-year, $150 million contract extension from the Pelicans before reaching out to the Warriors.
After contacting Durant, Curry, and Green who is on vacation he got the green light to join the team.
“Steph was so freaking excited,” Cousins said. “Every one of those guys was excited.”
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The Warriors will now been the first team since Boston back in 1975-76 to play five All-Stars from a previous season at one time.
The Warriors lost JaVale McGee to the Lakers who signed LeBron James to a 4-year $154 million dollar deal on Sunday.
The Warriors didn’t believe that Cousins’ was truly interested at first. But the agreement happened quickly on Monday.