'Don't care' about backlash over joining Warriors, Cousins says

DeMarcus Cousins will leave techs to Draymond since his ‘money’s a little short

Boogie said his timetable for a return to the court is "to be determined", but he did say he's progressing and getting stronger every week during rehab.

Cousins, as well as Warriors general manager Bob Meyers, addressed a wide variety of topics including the route that landed Cousins in Oakland as well as updates on his achilles injury that kept him out of last year's post season. Cousins' one-year deal is about showcasing his skills for the 29 other teams, one of which will very likely be introducing him at another press conference next July.

"We reached out to teams, (including) the Pelicans". We got answers like, "we don't believe it's a good fit" or "we gotta see what we're doing with our roster", just bullshit answers.

"I really just wanted to see what each guy's mindset was and compared it to my own", Cousins said.

DeMarcus Cousins isn't concerned about the public backlash that ensued when news broke of his agreement to join the Golden State Warriors, saying he's become "numb" to criticism.

"I knew how it would be perceived from some, Cousins said, as transcribed by For The Win. And then it was just flat out, 'We can't take that risk.' I had to prepare myself for the situation, the different possibilities that I knew would happen". They won't have the cap space to re-sign Cousins next summer unless things go spectacularly strangely (namely, both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson leaving in free agency) anyway, and a healthy Cousins would turn a team that already is extremely hard to stop into one that is almost impossible to defend.

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Whether or not Cousins turned down a two-year, $40-million contract as reported may never be confirmed, but from what he said, Cousins and the Pelicans clearly did not part ways on friendly terms.

Non-Warriors fans can only hope this duo provides some classic hilarious National Basketball Association moments, or else watching this team run through the league is going to be even more painful than the last few years. "This is my nuclear bomb".

Cousins added: "This is my ace of spades". However, the center won't let their criticism stop him. "I don't give a (expletive)". I never quit. I'm a fighter. "Yeah, I could have probably got a contract - a decent contract - from a bad team". I knew what my ace was and we made the call.

"Me and Draymond clicked right away", Cousins said. Just another obstacle to overcome and I use that as fuel to get to the next step. I don't need anybody feeling sorry for me.

Cousins averaged 25.2 points and career highs with 12.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists in the 2017-18 season in New Orleans. Some of the positives I took from it and some I just put to the way side.


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