On this episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, Alex Kennedy is joined by Frank Urbina. They break down DeMarcus Cousins’ stunning decision to join the Golden State Warriors on a one-year, $5.3 million deal, what this means for the NBA, the fan outrage, why this is likely only a one-year marriage and how the Achilles injury may impact Cousins. Time-stamps are below.
:55: Alex and Frank share their initial reactions to the DeMarcus Cousins news.
5:22: Why Cousins is a terrific fit for Golden State.
7:15: Giving credit to the Warriors for pulling off this move, and why Golden State deserves credit for drafting three of their stars and being unselfish.
9:46: Fans are outraged by this move, which is understandable.
12:40: Many people were asking, “Why doesn’t Adam Silver veto this?” We explain why the league office would never “veto” this signing (or any signing, unless a team broke the rules).
16:43: Why Cousins likely won’t be in Golden State beyond this season.
23:50: Anthony Davis watched the New Orleans Pelicans lose Cousins and Rajon Rondo – two players whom he loved (on and off the court) – on the same day. That’s a situation other teams will monitor since may Davis be disgruntled sooner than later.
31:55: Looking at others who ruptured their Achilles tendon and how they produced when they returned (including Dominique Wilkins, Wesley Matthews, Elton Brand, Mehmet Okur, Christian Laettner and Jonas Jerebko).
44:47: Where we would have liked to see Cousins next season instead.
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