One day after LeBron James agreed to join the Los Angeles Lakers, the Golden State Warriors made a big splash of their own.
The Warriors reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year deal with free-agent center DeMarcus Cousins, multiple sources confirmed to NBCSportsBayArea.com Warriors Insider Monte Poole.
Cousins, who played parts of the last two seasons with New Orleans Pelicans after a 2017 trade from the Sacramento Kings, suffered a torn Achilles tendon in January. The 27-year-old averaged 25.2 points, a career-high 12.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 1.6 blocks in 36.2 minutes per game last season with New Orleans.
He’s been voted into the All-Star game in each of the last four seasons, and was second-team All-NBA in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.
Once Cousins suits up for the Warriors, Golden State will become the first team in over 40 years to dress five All-Stars from the previous season.
Warriors star Steph Curry in a tweet late Monday welcomed Cousins to Dub Nation.
The 3rd splash Brother ��������������. Let’s go @boogiecousins
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) July 3, 2018
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Source: NBC Bay Area