Despite the differences the pair of All-Stars have had in the past, Golden State Warrior Kevin Durant is ecstatic to have center DeMarcus Cousins on his team next season.
In a move that shocked everyone this summer, including Durant himself, the Warriors managed to sign the All-Star center for pennies on the dollar as Cousins is still rehabbing from a season-ending Achilles tear he suffered last season in a game against the Houston Rockets.
“Around July 2nd, things kind of change for us but adding somebody like DeMarcus, whom I’m very excited about working with. I think it’s going to be a fun year for us,” Durant told Filipino media in a press conference on Sunday at Whitespace Manila in Makati.
KD also seems to realize just how ridiculous the signing is, given the center position was the only spot in the Warriors' starting five that lacked an All-Star player. But he couldn't care less.
“I don’t see how everybody let him fall to us but I guess we ruined it.”
Cousins signed with the Warriors on a minuscule $5.3 million deal over one year, an amount which pales in comparison to the offer DMC's former team, the New Orleans Pelicans, said they'd give Cousins once he hit free agency this summer.
DeMarcus probably won't be returning anytime soon for Golden State, as the Warriors are aiming for a return just before next season's playoffs begin, but if Cousins is able to return to his pre-injury form, Golden State will literally be unstoppable next postseason.