Demarcus Cousins has agreed to join the richest club in NBA, Golden State warriors for one year at a tune of $5.3 million.
Cousins is one of the best big men in the NBA, but is coming off a season-ending Achilles injury he suffered in January while playing for the New Orleans Pelicans. He holds averages of 26.5 points and 11.7 rebounds over the past three years, and was named an All-Star for the fourth time last season before his injury.
It’s another huge free-agent acquisition for the Warriors, who made a lot of enemies by signing Kevin Durant two summers ago.
The Cousins news comes as a particularly tough blow to the Lakers, who appeared to be angling to sign the big man as a second star to put next to LeBron James. But now, instead of the Lakers closing the gap in the West, the Warriors have widened it even further.