A lot has changed on the West Coast this week in the NBA. The Golden State Warriors signed Demarcus “Boogie” Cousins for a one-year, $5.3 million deal.
Cousins, a five time NBA All-Star and two-time Gold Medalist playing had zero offers this offseason likely due to his achilles injury that benched him in January. With such a sensitive injury, Cousins isn’t expected to play until as late as December but the Warriors, still coming down from their back-to-back NBA Championship high, are in no hurry to play their injured big man.
This news comes just one day after LeBron James packed his bags for Southern California after agreeing to a four-year, $154 million contract. The “city of Angels,” under the leadership of Jeanie Buss and Magic Johnson, are trying to build a super team of their own to compete with their neighboring team by the Bay. In fact, just hours after Cousins signed in to the Warriors, former teammate Rajon Rondo, signed with the Lakers. Rondo joins former Warrior Javale McGee.
With the NBA offseason making this much noise just a month after of the Finals it seems that we’re entering a new day and age of basketball. With James and Rondo joining the Lakers and Kevin Durant having joined the Warriors in 2016, some consider this generation of hoopers impatient with the need to win now.
Love it or hate it, come this October, it will be an exciting season of basketball to watch.