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DeMarcus Cousins is “Open” to Re-signing With the Golden State Warriors

() Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

DeMarcus Cousins isn’t going to be making any quick decisions about his upcoming free agency, but he has already spoken the idea of a return into existence.

According to Anthony SlaterCousins said he is “open to” resigning with the Golden State Warriors for the 2019-20 season.

“It was a weird summer last summer. So you never know how things work out,” Cousins said following the Warriors NBA Finals 4-2 loss to the Toronto Raptors. “I’m open and I’ll make the best decision for myself and my family. We’ll see which way the wind blows.”

Cousins signed a one-year, $5.3 million deal, or the mid-level exception, with the Warriors last summer after tearing his Achilles in early 2018. He made his Warriors debut on Jan. 18 this past year and averaged 16.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 3.6 assists in 38 total games (including playoffs).

Cousins is also coming off a torn quad, which he suffered in Game 2 of the first round in the Western Conference playoffs. He would miss the next 14 games before returning in the NBA Finals.

The former Kentucky big man is looking to go into the offseason healthy. He nearly landed a max contract before the injury and very well could garner a significant long-term deal with another team this summer. It would be difficult for the Warriors to keep Cousins – especially if they intend to keep one of Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, or both – but as Cousins noted, they did manage to get him last year. So maybe we see Boogie in The Bay once again?

A healthy DeMarcus Cousins alongside Steph Curry and Draymond Green? I’ll be glued.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

3 Comments for DeMarcus Cousins is “Open” to Re-signing With the Golden State Warriors

  1. A_Blue_Wildcat
    7:31 pm June 14, 2019 Permalink

    The warriors played better defense with him off the court, only reason they should resign him (assuming he doesn’t take a league minimum again and instead asks for bigger money) is if both Durant and Klay leave.

    • ukcamel
      8:26 pm June 14, 2019 Permalink

      Durant will be out for all of next year and Klay at least until January or so. They will need offensive production and he can provide that.

  2. season-3-disc-2
    8:01 pm June 14, 2019 Permalink

    I love cousins but his best basketball is obviously behind him. I think he’s definitely came along way as far as maturity in the league I just don’t think he fits best with Golden State. I personally think he would fit well with Washington and reuniting with wall. Don’t think he makes them a championship contender by any means but I do think he makes them a solid playoff team.