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Reports: DeMarcus Cousins Joining the Warriors

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The rich get richer on the second day of NBA free agency.

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You thought the Lakers were going to steal all the headlines this off season? In one of the more stunning free agency signings in recent memory, the Golden State Warriors have agreed to terms with free agent center DeMarcus Cousins.

Cousins, who is rehabbing from a torn Achilles tendon, reportedly agreed to a one-year deal worth $5.3 million.

While shocking on the surface, the move does make sense for both sides. The Warriors just lost Javale McGee to LeBron James and the Lakers, and Cousins gets an opportunity to rehab and return for an expected deep playoff run before hitting free agency again next summer.

Upon Cousins’ return, the Warriors starting lineup is expected to be Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and Cousins.

Cousins averaged 25 points and 13 rebounds in 48 games for the New Orleans Pelicans last season.

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