The Golden State Warriors have agreed to sign DeMarcus Cousins to a one-year, $5.3 million deal.
The Warriors are using their mid-level exception to sign Cousins.
Cousins is coming off a torn Achilles tendon suffered in January and his market was even lighter than expected due to the lack of available cap space.
The Warriors lost JaValeMcGee to the Los Angeles Lakers on July 1st while Zaza Pachulia's status is uncertain. Golden State will be bringing back Jordan Bell and Damian Jones at center.
Cousins had narrowed his choices to the Boston Celtics and Warriors before reaching his decision. According to Chris Haynes, the Portland Trail Blazers also had interest in Cousins in a sign-and-trade scenarios, but a roadblock developed as Jusuf Nurkic shares the same agent as Cousins.
Sources expect Cousins to be healthy by the early part of the season.
The Warriors' recruitment of Cousins was led by Draymond Green, along with Bob Myers and Steve Kerr. Kerr had a positive phone call with Cousins.