Summary of “Boogie Bomb: DeMarcus Cousins Joins Golden State”

DeMarcus Cousins reportedly agreed to a one-year, $5.3 million deal with Golden State on Monday, a stunning development in what has already been a chaotic summer.
All things considered, there is no better place for Cousins to rehabilitate both his ability and his confidence than playing for arguably the greatest team of all time.
When given the freedom to explore the outer bounds of his game in New Orleans, under former Golden State assistant Alvin Gentry, Boogie managed to upend the hegemonic expectations of a player with his build.
How would Boogie, ever the emotive player, deal with a skill set that has become something akin to a phantom limb? Even if Cousins doesn’t maintain the dynamic range he had just last year, his ability to hit from the perimeter will give the Warriors an element they have never been able to attain from the litany of true centers they’ve boasted over the years.
Golden State should be able to play pure five-out in a majority of its configurations, a luxury it wasn’t able to tap into in the later stages of the NBA playoffs.
How, exactly, does Cousins market himself next season if he becomes a player akin to what Brook Lopez has become on the Lakers: a remarkable offensive talent hamstrung by a body seemingly incompatible with both the pace of play and the shifting responsibilities of the center position? The Warriors have everything in place to hide Cousins’s deficiencies, but do they have the room to amplify what he’s still special at doing?
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.
He spent six and a half years in Sacramento as a statistically dominant player on a bad team; in a season and a half with a middling New Orleans squad he somehow doubled down on his numbers while expanding his game beyond what anyone could have reasonably expected from him; now, after having narrowed his choices between two clear-cut contenders in Golden State and Boston, he’ll have the opportunity to prove, for the first time in his career, that he’s more than just his gaudy stat line - that he’s willing to make sacrifices to win.

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