Some fans can't believe DeMarcus Cousins' cheapo Warriors contract

04 July, 2018, 02:56 | Author: Amy Huff
  • San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard celebrates sinking a basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks onTuesday Dec. 12 2017 in Dallas

Instead he signs with the Warriors on a one-year deal to undergo his rehab on a contract worth $5.3million and will likely win a ring in the process. Enes the Menace tweeted out the image of a certain middle-aged bald guy in a Warrior jersey: "Adam Silver has agreed to a Mid Level Extension with the Golden State, league sources tell ME". But more talent won't necessarily make the Warriors more successful next season.

In the short term, the Warriors are not likely to improve a bench that stood as a major liability whenever any of their core players-most notably Andre Iguodala and Stephen Curry-were injured.

A player with those accolades rarely switches teams.

That's probably fair. Still, it's unreal that the reigning National Basketball Association champions, a team with four All-Stars on its roster, was able to sign a player of Cousins' talent for less than $6 million. Does the regular season have no meaning?

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Cousins' injury resulted in him seeing little interest on the open market as an unrestricted free agent, so he contacted the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors and came to an agreement on a one-year, $5.3 million. "He called it his ace that he didn't expect to play but had to play". The Miami Heat super teams that featured a big three of James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade were worth between 16 and 19 wins above replacement from 2010-11 to 2013-14.

In terms of how he fits in off the court, while Cousins can be volatile, the Warriors have a strong culture that can withstand potential turbulence. Less than two days into the free agency window, the answer is a resounding "yes". This could be a genuinely transformative year for Cousins, whose advocates have long hoped that he might find his way to this sort of workplace. Golden State will play its final season at Oracle Arena in Oakland before a move to new Chase Center in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood.

Kennedy tweeted that an National Basketball Association player who is a free agent said of the Cousins signing, "They might as well cancel the National Basketball Association season". For example, in 2017-18, Cousins was forced to take 55 percent of his catch-and-shoot attempts with a defender close by. They are not. Cousins won't roll out in December or January to dominate in the ways we're accustomed. Even Durant saw his share of unguarded catch-and-shoot attempts jump from 33 percent during his previous year with the Oklahoma City Thunder to 37 percent since joining the Warriors in 2016. All the while, Cousins will experience one of the highest-functioning organizations in sports from the inside.

Golden State was promptly put in its right place as the overwhelming favorite to cut down the nets next season with an opening line of -120 by the same bookmaker after Cousins signed.

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