Cousins Was Surprised by Curry's Excitement, Which ‘pushed Him Towards the Bay Area Even More'

DeMarcus Cousins is going to play for the Warriors in 2018-19.

Let that sink in for a second...

... has it sunk in yet?

On Monday night, Marc Spears of The Undefeated revealed the following information about Cousins' free agency and how he chose the Warriors:

"I talked to a very emotional Demarcus Cousins ... he told me he got zero offers. Zero offers. So he was certainly confused, he was certainly hurt. He said about 5am in the morning in Vegas, he got on his balcony, thought about everything, called his agent -- woke him up -- and started talking about different scenarios.

"And one of the scenarios was going to the Warriors. So early in the morning, he called Bob Myers and talked to him. Bob said he was certainly shocked that Demarcus called him ... then after that, Demarcus said he spoke with Stephen Curry, he spoke with Kevin Durant, he spoke with Draymond Green...

"It lifted his spirits and really made him want to come. Stephen Curry's excitement surprised Cousins and even pushed him towards the Bay Area even more.

"So then after that, a little bit past 8 eastern time, Demarcus Cousins called Golden State and said he was coming. He called it his chess move. He called it his ace..." 

Cousins tore his left Achilles tendon on Jan. 26 during the Pelicans' win over the Rockets.

In that game, Cousins registered 15 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists.

The 27-year old (he turns 28 on Aug. 13) will make $5,337,000 on the taxpayer mid-level exception.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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