All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins, recovering from a torn left Achilles, has agreed to a one-year, $5.3 million deal with the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors, league sources told ESPN.
So there's a lot to unpack here. The scenario that's been placed out there is George and James signing with the Lakers, who haven't made the playoffs the last five years after going 35-47 this season, their best finish since 2012-13.
Instead, we're now left wondering if it's possible for any National Basketball Association team to notch a single win in the playoffs over the Curry-Thompson-Durant-Green-Cousins Warriors. He was having one of the best seasons of his career at the time of the injury, scoring 25.2 points per game to go along with 10.7 rebounds. It turns out it was Draymond Green who lead the charge to get Cousins to come aboard to add to an already stacked Warriors squad, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.
While Cousins isn't for everyone, he's ideal for the Warriors.
Alright, so, things have certainly picked up in the Western Conference.
The move would have been a sign-and-trade that likely involved CJ McCollum.
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Cousins, a four-time All-Star, could meet with the Pelicans and Lakers on Sunday, but it is uncertain if such meetings would take place in person or over the phone.
Rondo's deal comes a day after the Lakers landed LeBron James in free agency. Upon hearing that news, his teammates Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert reacted by quickly posting similar requests on Twitter - that being that Favors finally grabs a dinner check.
Philadelphia re-signed free agent sharpshooter J.J. Redick to a one-year deal Monday, worth $12-13 million, according to ESPN.
Noel has appeared in just 223 games since joining the league - and 30 last season - and is coming off the worst season of his once-promising career, averaging 4.4 points and 5.6 rebounds. However, with a high asking price, no deal was done prior to James signing.
When Kawhi requested a trade earlier this month, the initial reports indicated that the relationship had become irreparable, although the Spurs are still clinging to some shred of hope that they can mend fences and convince Kawhi to remain in San Antonio.