DeMarcus Cousins’ move to Golden State is complete. Boogie was introduced as a Warrior today in a press conference in Oakland and told reporters he’s ready to finally compete for a championship.
“The chance to play for a winning culture,” Cousins said of why he chose Golden State. “Also to have a chance to play with some of the most talented players of this era.”
His favorite Warrior? That’s easy.
“Just to put this out there, my favorite by far is Klay [Thompson]. In our short time together in the summers, for him to be as dull as he is, there is never a dull moment. I really enjoy my time with Klay, but they’re all great guys.”
Boogie was all smiles during the presser, even joking with reporters that he’ll bring some technical fouls with him after leading the league in the category two of the past three years.
“My main goal is to win a championship; that’s what I’m signing up for. What can I bring? I bring a toughness. I bring a skillset they say they’ve never had before. Rebounding, passing, ability to score. I’m bringing a little bit of everything and a couple techs as well.”
With Cousins out most of last season due to injury, Draymond Green and Kevin Durant ranked in the top three in technicals, and Cousins laughed when asked if he should just fight with both of them to get it out of the way.
“Might as well,” he joked.
DeMarcus Cousins joking on if he will fight with Durant and Draymond to get it out of the way pic.twitter.com/KNFZ0QmCLQ
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The one serious moment came when Cousins was asked if the Pelicans offered him a contract when free agency opened on July 1.
“I’m gonna put it like this: Only me and [Pelicans GM] Dell Demps know what was said on the phone that night. We both know the truth. And I’ll leave it at that.”
Watch the complete introductory presser below:
DeMarcus Cousins is a Warrior! Watch the introductory press conference with the four-time NBA All-Star, and get more coverage of Cousins and the Dubs on NBC Sports Bay Area.
Posted by Golden State Warriors on Thursday, July 19, 2018