When the Golden State Warriors signed Kevin Durant, the staff turned stacked. Two seasons (and championships) later, they signed DeMarcus Cousins, and that was perceived as straight overkill. The Warriors now appear like an Olympic Team, however coach Steve Kerr says that Cousins will not be round for lengthy. The proficient massive man is at present nonetheless recovering from an harm final season, however his presence on the staff has been felt.
Speaking with the press on Thursday, Kerr revealed that Cousins was signed to a one and accomplished contract. “We made no bones about it after we signed him,” Kerr mentioned. “It’s a one-year deal. We’re not going to have cash to signal him subsequent yr. He is aware of that. So we’d like him to assist us win a championship. And we’d like to assist him get an important contract subsequent yr, someplace else.” If Cousins can show he can work properly with others and keep wholesome, he could lock down a profitable contract elsewhere subsequent yr. The one yr with the Warriors will put $5.three million in Cousins’ pocket. He took the diminished fee for the deal, as a result of, who would not? The Warriors have a superb probability attaining the fabled three-peat, a feat that hasn’t been completed since Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal pulled it f within the early 00’s.