In an interview with ESPN, Curry said that he was in the hospital with Ayesha when he was informed by the Warriors that a deal with DeMarcus Cousins was in the works, and Cousins signed with the team later that day. “I was actually in the hospital with my wife when I got the call that that was a possibility, and like two hours later they signed the deal. Obviously surprising on all fronts, but a great look for us when it comes to adding a new dimension to our team. DeMarcus is an amazing talent, he’s been a beast on the floor, and obviously he’s going to come back strong from this injury and help us out. …. A lot of people were shocked, including myself.”
February 23, 2019 | 8:52 pm EST Update
Karl-Anthony Towns remains in concussion protocol and will not play for Minnesota against Milwaukee, a night after missing a game for the first time in his career. The All-Star forward was in a car accident Thursday and didn’t play Friday in New York, ending his streak of 303 consecutive games started. He traveled with the Timberwolves for the game in Milwaukee on Saturday, rather than return to Minnesota, but hadn’t been cleared to play again.
Being unable to play has troubled Towns, coach Ryan Saunders said. “People asked me if he cared about his [consecutive games] streak,” Saunders said. “He hasn’t and didn’t mention one thing along those lines. It was all about being there for his teammates and contributing. He even had somebody run out and make sure he could get a sport coat so he was dressed properly on the bench so he could be there with his teammates. That says a lot about Karl.”
Jason Anderson: Worth noting: Joerger said his exchange with Hield “wasn’t about shot selection,” but it WAS about Hield not running the play he called. Kind of a distinction without a difference. Anyway, the words you all probably want to hear Joerger say about Buddy: “I love him to death.”
February 23, 2019 | 7:52 pm EST Update
Anthony Slater: Sense from some around Warriors is a bit of disappointment that James Harden isn’t going tonight. They were craving a test, but mostly wanted Cousins to get as much pre-playoff experience as possible facing Harden’s target attacks. They meet again in Houston in mid-March.