National Basketball Association champions add another All-Star by landing DeMarcus Cousins

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A free agent, Cousins has agreed to sign with the Golden State Warriors - for $5.3 million for the 2018-19 season. 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.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Cousins could be re-signed by the Pelicans to a two-year deal.

The league will have to deal with the aftermath of this monumental decision, and the Warriors have shown once again that they are still the premier team in this league.

This NBA off-season is so wild and it gets even more wild, with DeMarcus Cousins signing a one-year deal with the Golden State Warriors, reigning NBA champions and current Unstoppable Force of Nature.

The Warriors actual starting lineup for next season could be Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and DeMarcus Cousins. All three have a history with James, and it will make for interesting theater, at least - if not necessarily brilliant results on the court.


And it hasn't been easy, as the Lakers are just one of a number of teams that are vying for James' services. New Orleans beat the Houston Rockets the night night he went down to pick up their seventh win in the last eight games and improved their record to 27-21.

Smith later added that he has not heard that directly from Leonard or anyone else associated with his camp, but said not to rule out anything when it comes to the Spurs' all-star forward. Utah's focus will turn to restricted free agent point guard Dante Exum, whom the Jazz have also signaled they want to keep around for the long term.

Cousins was seen as one of the other marquee players in this free agency period and, besides Kawhi Leonard, was one of the most valuable pieces.

Speaking to the media earlier this week, Johnson stated that he's giving himself two summers to bring in some top free agents and will quit if he fails to do so. He played only nine games this year because of a leg injury.

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