Twitter reacts to Warriors landing DeMarcus Cousins

Jul 03, 2018, 13:10
Twitter reacts to Warriors landing DeMarcus Cousins

The New Orleans Pelicans signed Julius Randle earlier today, which seemingly made the team less inclined to do what it took to keep Cousins.

James is not expected to attend the meeting, which comes on the opening day of National Basketball Association free agency, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported.

DeMarcus Cousins sent shockwaves throughout the NBA Monday night when it was revealed that he would be taking his All-Star talents to the Bay Area and joining the already stacked Golden State Warriors.

ESPN NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski stated that Cousins "was on his way to a five-year, full-max contract, having the best season of his career, before the injury".

The Warriors, predictably, were thrilled by a move that gives them a player who averaged 25.2 points last season before getting hurt and has averaged 21.5 points and 11 rebounds for his career. And when you look deeper, it really is.

Former Warriors centre JaVale McGee left the team to sign with the Lakers for the veteran's minimum, and Zaza Pachulia and David West remain free agents. Cousins can score in the post, along the elbows and from the perimeter. Green, Cousins and Durant all are quick to draw technical fouls and sink into persecution complexes; that tendency is unbecoming of such a talented team and could spell trouble if their frustrations multiply together in short order. The 26-year-old big man, who has been with the Jazz since being traded from the Nets as a rookie in 2011, re-signed with Utah on a two-year deal, worth more than $36 million.

"This is my ace of spades", Cousins said.

Either way, this alternate timeline has gone dark and, unless Cousins pulls out of the agreement before July 6, he will be a Warrior in 2018-19.

The Lakers may still be pursuing Leonard, but from the sounds of it, they won't compromise the future for him, especially when Leonard reportedly wants to sign with the Lakers as a free agent in 2019.

He's shot over 35% from three in each of the past two years, and he's put up at least 5 attempts per game in each of those two seasons. It's always interesting to watch and interesting to play against and play with. That Boston team could've potentially competed right with the Warriors.

"I'm still shooting for training camp".

The NBA has turned into a league where one superstar is no longer enough to win a championship.

Cousins also told The Undefeated that he is open to re-signing with the Pelicans but will make the best decision for himself.

The Warriors aren't just rubbing it in everyone's faces when they talk about being Light Years ahead.

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) celebrates with forward DeMarcus Cousins (0) after a basket during the second half of a game against the San Antonio Spurs at the Smoothie King Center.

That wasn't the case Monday morning. Evans suffered the injury after accidentally stepping on a teammates' shoe.

Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group.