As the season is now over, the one year with the Golden State Warriors is up for DeMarcus Cousins. So, what is next for this former Kentucky big?
Now, coming off of not one but two injuries has made the road much worse for DeMarcus.
Staying with the Warriors
One thing is for certain, and that is the Warriors are not going to be the team we have seen the past five years. After major injuries to Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson, it is rehab time in the Bay.
Maybe signing an extension with Golden State might not be the worst thing to happen for Boogie. More time for rest in a less stressed environment than to come back early and mess it all up. After everything that has happened, the one thing I see the staff at the Warriors doing is not hurrying a player back on the court.
At the first press availability after the NBA Finals, Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr had this to say about his speculation on Cousins’ decision to possibly coming back another year:
“I can absolutely foresee a place for DeMarcus here if he wanted to come back. It’s just a question of what are his goals for him.”
Even with hope, Kerr obviously pointed out that Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson are the team’s focus of the summer.
With the Warriors, DeMarcus played 30 games and averaged: 16.3 PPG 8.2 RPG and 3.6 APG
Compared to his career numbers, both points and numbers were down, however, his assists numbers stayed the same.
Signing into Free Agency
We are almost one year out Cousins signed with the Warriors. When he signed that minimum contract, everyone including myself thought he would be gone after one season. I still believe that.
Although he tore his quad, I think the recovery and the work he put in this year shows what type of player he really is. When this process is done, the double-double guy will be back in full force. What you saw in the playoffs is not the Boogie people remember.
Since entering the league, @AntDavis23 is one of only 3 players to average 20 PPG & 10 RPG.
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 16, 2019
This is the guy we remember. Grabbing a lot of rebounds and putting up points for his team.
There are also a lot of more teams with more cap than there were last year.
Someone who can wait for the injury are the teams that might be getting an interview with Boogie.
One thing recently that shines light in his decision during the summer might be some foreshadowing in his recent Twitter activity. The last sentence to be exact.
“Look forward to getting 100% healthy this summer. I’m at ya necks next season!”
. @KDTrey5 and @KlayThompson get healthy killas true definition of warriors! #dubnation thank you for all the support this season. You guys are amazing fans. Look forward to getting 100% healthy this summer. I’m at ya necks next season! ? ?
— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) June 15, 2019
As free agency starts here in a few weeks, stay with KSR for more updates on DeMarcus’ decision in the coming months.