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Report: DeMarcus Cousins Almost Chose The Celtics

Brad Stevens crossing his arms.

BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 11: Head coach Brad Stevens of the Boston Celtics looks on during a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden on February 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

DeMarcus Cousins shocked the NBA world tonight when it was reported that the All-Star big man had agreed to a one-year contract with the Golden State Warriors. The reigning NBA champions are going to be able to put five All-NBA caliber players on the floor together in 2018-19, assuming Cousins is healthy.

The Warriors were able to sign Cousins to a one-year contract for just over $5 million because very few teams around the league had cap space, thanks to the NBA Players Association refusing to spread the big cap raise out over multiple seasons back in 2016 (which also allowed the Warriors to sign Kevin Durant).

There was at least one other NBA contender interested in Cousins, though.

ESPN is reporting that Cousins chose the Warriors over the Celtics.

"ESPN Sources: DeMarcus Cousins had narrowed his choices down to Golden State and Boston," Chris Haynes tweeted.

Cousins on the Celtics would've been fun. That Boston team could've potentially competed right with the Warriors.

Instead, we're now left wondering if it's possible for any NBA team to notch a single win in the playoffs over the Curry-Thompson-Durant-Green-Cousins Warriors.

Good for Cousins and Golden State, though. If the center can regain his health and play well this season, a big contract should await next summer.