National Basketball Association futures take wild swings with LeBron James, DeMarcus Cousins deals

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard before an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns Friday Jan. 5 2018 in San Antonio

"Golden State gets to brandish a new weapon, while Cousins might just score a free ticket to a championship as he rounds himself into form." . No, that would belong to DeMarcus Cousins, the four-time All-Star who signed a one-year deal with the reigning National Basketball Association champions, the Golden State Warriors. Cousins had waited his entire career to compete for the playoffs and to play with a teammate as good as Anthony Davis. The 6-foot-10, 270- pound center will join fellow All-Stars Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green on a team that will be heavily favorited to return to the NBA Finals for the fifth year in a row.

DeMarcus Cousins' NBA free agency market was a small one, apparently.

Here's what fans are saying about Cousins joining the already stacked Warriors. But if Cousins is on the court at the end of games, that means Andre Igoudala is not, and every National Basketball Association team will be fine with that. Sports book BetmyBookie wildly overreacted to LeBron James agreeing to a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers and briefly made the Lakers the favorites to win the title early Monday. The move is a gamble for the Warriors as they'll pay Cousins with a league exception that they could use to address other positions of need with players who may actually play this season.

What's certain right now is that the Warriors are buying low with a player who is arguably a top 10 talent in this league when fully healthy.

Cousins agreed to a $5.3 million, one-year contract as he continues to recover from a season-ending torn Achilles tendon injury he suffered January 26. Pachulia and Bell, however, used 17 and 14 percent of possessions for Golden State, respectively, last season. This is a four-time all-star, one of the best players in the world, zero offers.

Several members of the Warriors had smiles on their faces during and after a 79-68 win over the Miami Heat on Monday night in the House that Cousins Built. Cousins averaged 25 points, 13 rebounds and over five assists per game at the time of his injury while also shooting 35 percent from beyond the three-point line.

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