DeMarcus Cousins claims his one season with Warriors was ‘a dope experience’
It didn’t end in a championship, but DeMarcus Cousins enjoyed his one season with the Golden State Warriors.
Cousins signed a one-year deal with the Warriors in the summer of 2018 after tearing his Achilles with the New Orleans Pelicans during the 2017-18 season and not receiving any offers in free agency:
“That was a dope experience,” Cousins told Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson on the All The Smoke Podcast. “You [Barnes] were my teammate, you know how important winning was for me. So, just being able to see it happen and be a part of it, like you don’t see that often. There’s a lot of players that will never get that opportunity, so it just opened my eyes and like, I just viewed the game in a totally different way. I mean, I was terrible in the finals. I was a one-legged bandit on the floor. But I wanted to be a part of it.”
Cousins played in 30 regular season games for the Warriors after missing most of the first half of the 2018-19 season rehabbing his Achilles tear. The four-time All-Star averaged 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds while shooting 48.0 percent from the field, 27.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free-throw line.
The injury bug just wouldn’t leave Cousins alone, though. He tore his left quad in the Warriors’ first round matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers. While Boogie was able to rehab his injury quickly and play in the Finals versus the Toronto Raptors, he clearly wasn’t himself.
The Warriors lost to the Raptors in six games in the Finals. Cousins signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, but then tore his left ACL during a pick-up game in Las Vegas.