Stephen Curry when asked about potentially playing with DeMarcus Cousins, ‘Hell yeah’
Most members of the Golden State Warriors were surprised to hear of the possibility of landing DeMarcus Cousins, but for Stephen Curry, it was one of many surprises in day filled with special memories.
“It actually happened about five hours after my wife had given birth,” Curry told Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports. “I was in the hospital, and I didn’t have my phone on me. My dad was there, and Bob Myers called and wanted to congratulate me and the family on the new addition. And then he said, ‘Hey, I’ve got a potential opportunity to sign DeMarcus,’ and we all looked at each other like, ‘What are you talking about?’”
Cousins had reportedly been the one to reach out to Myers a day after his phone went without a ring from any NBA teams, including the Pelicans, who only offered a two-year, $40 million commitment shortly after he suffered a torn Achilles midway through the season.
While Draymond Green claims his relationship with the fellow mercurial star helped make this happen, it was also a byproduct of a dry market unwilling to take a chance on a recently-injured star without any clear timeline for his return.
“I don’t think (adding Cousins in free agency) was on anybody’s radar going into the summer,” Curry continued. “(Myers) laid out how it happened with DeMarcus’ free agency, and the early stages and what-not, and he was like, ‘Hey if we can sign him would you like to play with him?’ And I said, ‘Obviously, hell yeah. That would be amazing.’”
The Warriors have a loaded roster, ready to compete as it is, but can wait until he’s 100 percent recovered from his ailment, likely reliving their Team USA memories from two summers ago, this time in blue and gold.