The Golden State Warriors have one-upped LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers in a huge way by signing four-time All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins.
Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports broke this news Monday evening.
Free agent DeMarcus Cousins has agreed to a deal with the Golden State Warriors, league sources tell Yahoo.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 3, 2018
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports it’s a one-year deal worth $5.3 million.
Cousins will sign a one-year, $5.3M deal with Warriors, league source tells ESPN. https://t.co/LaTLH3oOTB
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2018
Cousins’ manager had hinted something huge was afoot just minutes prior to this breaking news.
— Andrew Rogers (@Andrew_Rogers_) July 3, 2018
Obviously adding Cousins to their already loaded roster makes Golden State the prohibitive favorite to win another championship in 2019.
Last year, before his season-ending Achilles injury, Cousins averaged 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.6 steals per game.