Kerr sounded just as intrigued about Cousins for different reasons. While the Warriors’ young reserves have questions about their long-term potential after losing veteran reserves in JaVale McGee, David West and Nick Young, Cousins has questions both about his recovery and if he can adapt to the Warriors’ fast pace. Still, Kerr envisioned showing “a lot of interesting stuff we can do with DeMarcus,” including featuring him as a post player, screen setter, jump shooter and facilitator. “DeMarcus gives us a dynamic we haven’t really had, a really dominant big man,” Kerr said. “I think our players will take a lot of joy out of helping DeMarcus come back from the injury and helping him rebound and get his career back on track and in turn lean on him to help us win again. I think it’s going to be a really good scene for our season.”
September 20, 2018 | 8:56 am EDT Update
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Los Angeles has always been Butler’s top choice if he was to leave or be traded by Minnesota, according to league sources. But the Clippers should ask the same question as the New York teams: What’s the rush? They could also just wait for next summer without compromising their future. It would seem like a philosophical about-face, after trading another oft-injured star in Blake Griffin, to trade young pieces for Butler. Only a bargain makes sense.