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Spears: Why DeMarcus Cousins Chose Golden State In Free Agency

DeMarcus Cousins hangs with Warriors teammate Kevin Durant.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 10: Kevin Durant (L) #35 and DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the Golden State Warriors share a laugh as they sit on a baseline during their preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at T-Mobile Arena on October 10, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Lakers defeated the Warriors 123-113. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

DeMarcus Cousins chose to sign with the Golden State Warriors tonight, shocking the NBA world. Cousins can't make it official for a couple of days, but he agreed to a one-year deal with the Warriors.

Golden State's deal is worth $5.3 million for next season, a paltry price for a player who was an All-Star before suffering an Achilles injury in January. Surely Cousins could have gotten more from another team, most likely the Los Angeles Lakers.

Cousins likely partially signed this deal so he could prove himself and get healthy in Golden State and then sign a bigger contract next summer as a free agent. But the major reason why he picked the Warriors is a simple one.

According to ESPN's Marc Spears, it came down to winning.

Cousins is going to win with the Dubs...a lot. This is a team that has won three of the last four titles and went 73-9 the year it didn't win it all. Assuming Cousins starts, the Warriors will be the first team in over 40 years to start five players who were All-Stars during the previous season.

It is almost unfair, isn't it?