If you wanted the 2018 NBA offseason to finally yield some competition for the Warriors, well …
Because four 2018 All-Stars in their starting lineup was not enough, the team went and landed DeMarcus Cousins.
And at a minimal cost.
Cousins will sign a one-year, $5.3M deal with Warriors, league source tells ESPN. https://t.co/LaTLH3oOTB
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2018
It’s not hard to see where Boogie is coming from.
The man has never even participated in a playoff game. And he’s coming off an injury from which only one player in the history of the NBA has returned to even close to full strength.
So it wouldn’t be all that surprising if he was displeased with the offers he was getting in a compacted market, and opted to trade in some cash for an easy ring and the chance to take as long as he wants to recover from his Achilles tear.
But according to Boogie, that’s not how it went down.
He said he didn’t get a single offer from any of the NBA’s 30 teams. That includes the Warriors.
Boogie Cousins said he got ZERO OFFERS (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) in free agency and decided to make a call to Warriors GM Bob Myers.
The league has no one else to blame (!!!). pic.twitter.com/957t0gDg58
— AJ King (@allday_ajking) July 3, 2018
The Pelicans, via the Times-Picayune, called Cousins out, claiming they did offer him a contract, and it was worth more than $5.3 million.
Yes and yes https://t.co/xaa9PGaUd2
— Will Guillory (@WillGuillory) July 3, 2018