DeMarcus Cousins has agreed to join the Golden State Warriors,  the deal is for one year, $5.3 million

Cousins is one of the best big men in the NBA, but is coming off a season-ending Achilles injury he suffered in January while playing for the New Orleans Pelicans. He holds averages of 26.5 points and 11.7 rebounds over the past three years, and was named an All-Star for the fourth time last season before his injury.

It’s another huge free-agent acquisition for the Warriors, who made a lot of enemies by signing Kevin Durant two summers ago. Cousins is an astronomical upgrade over Golden State’s previous centers, Zaza Pachulia, Kevon Looney and JaVale McGee. The only question is how close Cousins can get to his old self after recovering from an injury that is traditionally hard to come back from — but even at less than 100 percent he’s still vastly better than what they had.

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