Rather than taking a more lucrative offer to stay in New Orleans with superstar and Chicago-native Anthony Davis, Cousins chose to take the taxpayer mid-level exception, which is around $5.3 million. Once Cousins suffered the season-ending injury, the Pelicans rallied, acquired Nikola Mirotic from the Chicago Bulls to shore up the frontcourt and swept a first-round Western Conference playoff series over Portland.
If both James and Cousins sign with Los Angeles, it would be a nice rotation alongside Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram - especially if they can bring back restricted free agent Julius Randle. The two-time defending champions adding an All-NBA big man to their lineup can't be something that pleases the rest of the NBA.
With James locked in for four years, and Leonard is a free agent in 2019 the desperation for the Lakers is gone. In a game against the Chicago Bulls on January 22, Cousins had 44 points, 24 rebounds and 10 assists - the 10 game in National Basketball Association history in which a player had at least 40 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists.
Thank god Demarcus Cousins signed to GS as I was really anxious they wouldn't dominate this league with their insane roster enough as it is.
The Warriors finished with the ninth best defense in the league last season. "I haven't spoken to the front office in a while, so we'll see what happens". The doctors haven't really given me an answer because of the time I injured myself and the amount of time that I have.
Cousin was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in February 2017 during the NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans.
In his eight-year career, Cousins has averaged 21.5 points, 11 rebounds and 3.2 assists while shooting 46 percent from the field.
Cousins is a game-changing player when healthy as arguably the best center in the league when healthy.
Last summer, star guard Kyrie Irving reportedly threatened to not show up to Cavs training camp if he was not dealt.