Grades: Warriors Win the Summer With DeMarcus Cousins Signing

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The Warriors countered with bolstering their championship fortunes by convincing All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins to accept a one-year deal on their taxpayer mid-level exception worth $5.3 million on Monday. The New Orleans Pelicans need an additional guard after Rajon Rondo joined the bandwagon of player signing with the Los Angeles Lakers. "The people in the front office are going to make the best decision for the team or whatever they feel is the best decision".

Cousins was drawn to this opportunity because he connected with the superstars and the entire atmosphere surrounding this team is so infectious.

Bayless doesn't figure as a great scorer, with a career average of 41.4% shooting for 8.3 points per game.

If Cousins can return to full health, I don't know how anyone will compete with the Warriors.

The Celtics still have an impressive squad coming back, especially since Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving should reportedly both be back on the court by training camp, and Cousins may have been an awkward fit.

Before his injury, Cousins averaged 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists in 48 games and was voted an All-Star starter for the first time in his career.

On the heels of a run to the second round of the National Basketball Association playoffs with a young core, Philadelphia has the cap space to sign an elite player and a promising roster to entice one.

Live Images Of Red OnePlus 6 Variant Leak, Boosting Speculation
It's also slated to become available "across the globe" next week, although we obviously don't know how long sales will run. These include details of an 8GB variant, a display notch and a relocated alert slider for the smartphone.

With the start of free agency upon us, there have been plenty of Lakers rumors.

Lakers president Magic Johnson recently gave a confident statement about the Lakers' offseason, saying if things don't go their way this summer, they will move onto next summer to go after free agents.

The Warriors made a steeper investment on that down payment, throwing opposing teams scrambling on how to bolster their roster. Warriors GM Bob Meyers got some help during the draft from an unlikely source, his star big man. Sign up for Mark Medina's private text messaging service.

Think about that. Think about how much firepower the Warriors just added to a lineup that was already the most damaging in the league.

That wasn't the case Monday morning.

Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group.

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