When DeMarcus Cousins inked a one-year, $5.3 million contract with the Golden State Warriors last summer, nobody thought he would become a permanent member of their organization. Mostly, he signed there to prove to the world he was still worthy of max-dollars.
Now, with most of the season in their rear-view mirror, the time has come for Cousins to test the waters once again. Only this time, he doesn’t seem to be giving it a whole lot of thought.
“I don’t try to get too high. I don’t try to get too low with any moment that’s been going on,” Cousins told Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. “It’s going to be a year full of ups and downs. So I’m moving steady through it all. Like I’ll maneuver through the bullsh*t. I’ll tell you, I roll with the punches and I’m taking it day by day. And when it’s time to make decisions, you know, I’ll make decisions. But as of right now, I don’t give a sh*t.”
He seems to be enjoying his time with the Warriors, but his future could not be more uncertain.
The Warriors will have to open their wallet if they want to keep either Klay or Durant this summer. Both are due for huge max-money contracts. DeMarcus, if he isn’t keen on taking the veteran minimum again, will likely have to look for a new home.
Multiple teams will be in pursuit, and while the Cousins chase will be covered up by the KD and Kawhi sweepstakes, it will be interesting to see where he lands when it is all said and done.