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 seem like an Olympic Team, however coach Steve Kerr says that Cousins will not be round for lengthy. The gifted large man is at present nonetheless recovering from an damage 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 once we signed him,” Kerr stated. “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 ideal contract subsequent yr, elsewhere.” If Cousins can show he can work effectively with others and keep wholesome, he might 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 decreased charge for the deal, as a result of, who would not? The Warriors have likelihood of reaching the fabled three-peat, a feat that hasn’t been completed since Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal pulled it off within the early 00’s.