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Kevin Durant Comments Publicly On Warriors' Addition Of DeMarcus Cousins

An extreme closeup of Kevin Durant's face.

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 29: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors laughs during during the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on November 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Kevin Durant has been overseas during the NBA's free agency period, so we've yet to really hear from him when it comes to the Golden State Warriors' offseason moves. Today, he commented publicly for the first time.

The All-Star forward spoke about his team's addition of DeMarcus Cousins, who signed a one year, $5.3 million contract with the Warriors, giving the franchise five All-Star players.

Durant was shocked that the rest of the league allowed Cousins to fall to the Warriors. Cousins has told reporters that he had no official offers when free agency began.

"I don’t see how everybody let him fall to us but I guess we ruined it," Durant said at a Nike press conference in the Philippines.

Durant also said that he feels the signing of Cousins - and his return to the court at some point during the 2018-19 season - will be the kind of spark the Warriors need to go for three straight NBA titles (and four in five years).

"Around July 2nd, things kind of change for us but adding somebody like DeMarcus to our team - whom I’m very excited about working with - I think it’s going to be a fun year for us, a new season for us," he said.

"Last year was just the same, was just repetitive over and over again and we needed an injection of energy and I think DeMarcus is going to provide that for us."

The Warriors will open the 2018-19 season as massive favorites to win the 2019 NBA championship.