NBA Free Agency: DeMarcus Cousins to sign with Warriors

Cousins to sign for 1 year, $5.3 million

Associated Press
July 02, 2018 - 9:52 pm
New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins watches from the bench during the second half in game four of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the Portland Trail Blazers

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Tim Reynolds, AP Basketball Writer in Miami

DeMarcus Cousins is heading to the Golden State Warriors, looking for a title.

Cousins agreed Monday to accept a one-year deal to join the two-time defending NBA champions for $5.3 million. The terms were confirmed to The Associated Press by a person directly involved in the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been signed.

It's a low-risk, high-reward move for the Warriors, with Cousins set to return at some point this season once he completes his recovery from tearing his Achilles tendon in January.

And immediately, Cousins' soon-to-be teammates welcomed the move. "The 3rd splash Brother," Stephen Curry tweeted.

Cousins averaged 25.2 points last season for New Orleans, and for his career the six-time All-Star averages 21.5 points and 11 rebounds.


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