DeMarcus Cousins and the Golden State Warriors shocked the NBA world tonight, announcing that the All-Star big man had agreed to a contract with the reigning champions. In a summer that has already seen LeBron James join the Lakers, this is arguably the most-stunning news in a while.
Yahoo! Sports' NBA insider Shams Charania broke the news of the shocking signing, with ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski confirming it.
How can the Warriors, who are already paying Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, afford the superstar big man?
Well, he's not being paid that much.
Wojnarowski has the details on Cousins' shocking contract. It's for one year and not that much money.
"Cousins will sign a one-year, $5.3M deal with Warriors, league source tells ESPN," he reports.
Cousins to the Warriors is honestly one of the most-shocking moves in NBA history. There was no one talking about this as a possibility until the news broke.
The Warriors will now be able to potentially put a starting lineup of Curry-Thompson-Durant-Green-Cousins on the floor. That's five All-NBA caliber players. It's absurd.
The full details of Cousins' contract with the Warriors will likely come out soon. Stay tuned.