Before his injury, Cousins was averaging 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.6 blocks per game through 48 games, figures that have never been reached by one player in a single season in National Basketball Association history. The two-time all-NBA selection, however, suffered a season-ending Achilles tendon injury on January 26 against the Houston Rockets. How is it that a team that features Stephen Curry, Clay Thompson, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green need any more help? According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Cousins will sign a one-year deal for $5.3 million, the taxpayer mid-level exception. The Lakers would be giving up a lot of their young core and future stars but ultimately, setting themselves ahead to be favorites to take out the 2018-19 championship and de-throne the Warriors.
But like, what if they find a way to make that deal happen?
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Even before landing Cousins, the Warriors were having a solid offseason. But despite all his success, he has a reputation as somewhat of a hot-head and toxic locker room presence, so the most interesting part of this move will be seeing how he fits in to Warriors head coach Steve Kerr's group.
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Leonard, who played in only a handful of games last season thanks to a mysterious injury, pitched James on his stellar defensive ability and the way it would alleviate the pressure on James on that end of the floor. The Warriors subsequently made that money go a long, long way by inking Cousins.
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. Either way, they'll be without Kawhi, and spend the majority of last season without him anyway. He was averaging 25.1 points, 12.8 rebounds and 5.3 assists alongside fellow All-Star Anthony Davis, putting him in line for a massive contract extension.
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