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Re: Cousins to warriors!
« Reply #150 on: July 04, 2018, 04:06:13 AM »

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League sources say that Cousins rebuffed New Orleans' offer of a two-year contract extension in the $40 million range after the injury but before the season ended. When that offer was declined, sources say, New Orleans took it off the table.
The Mavericks and the Lakers were also expected to have high-dollar interest in Cousins this summer, but those teams opted to use their cap space elsewhere. The Pelicans had not completely shut the door on bringing Cousins back, but then the opportunity to sign Julius Randle to a two-year deal at $18 million suddenly arose. The Pelicans moved quickly to come to terms with Randle ó with the New Orleans star Anthony Davis reportedly serving as an aggressive recruiter.
Word also reached us Monday night that LeBronís Lakers, after signing Rajon Rondo away from New Orleans and then losing Randle to the Pelicans, had an opportunity to sign Cousins at a one-year price point similar to the one that landed him in Golden State. But Iím told the Lakers passed, clearing the way for the Warriors to infuriate the basketball public yet again.

https://static.nytimes.com/email-content/MSB_3554.html?nlid=86293317

Why did they offer $40M soon after he blew his Achilles? Seems like a large offer for an injury of that magnitude.
If he even returns to 80% of his previous self $20m/year is a bargain though, which is what I assume they were thinking

Itís really not. 80% isnít great. And they clearly didnít offer it again (and certainly didnít raise it).

And apparently most teams agreed, as nobody was banging in his door to lock him up.
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Re: Cousins to warriors!
« Reply #151 on: July 04, 2018, 04:09:06 AM »

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League sources say that Cousins rebuffed New Orleans' offer of a two-year contract extension in the $40 million range after the injury but before the season ended. When that offer was declined, sources say, New Orleans took it off the table.
The Mavericks and the Lakers were also expected to have high-dollar interest in Cousins this summer, but those teams opted to use their cap space elsewhere. The Pelicans had not completely shut the door on bringing Cousins back, but then the opportunity to sign Julius Randle to a two-year deal at $18 million suddenly arose. The Pelicans moved quickly to come to terms with Randle ó with the New Orleans star Anthony Davis reportedly serving as an aggressive recruiter.
Word also reached us Monday night that LeBronís Lakers, after signing Rajon Rondo away from New Orleans and then losing Randle to the Pelicans, had an opportunity to sign Cousins at a one-year price point similar to the one that landed him in Golden State. But Iím told the Lakers passed, clearing the way for the Warriors to infuriate the basketball public yet again.

https://static.nytimes.com/email-content/MSB_3554.html?nlid=86293317

Serves those bums right for passing on Cousins. Now the Warriors are invincible and the NBA is all but lost.

The season hasnít even started yet.

Re: Cousins to warriors!
« Reply #152 on: July 04, 2018, 04:27:57 AM »

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League sources say that Cousins rebuffed New Orleans' offer of a two-year contract extension in the $40 million range after the injury but before the season ended. When that offer was declined, sources say, New Orleans took it off the table.
The Mavericks and the Lakers were also expected to have high-dollar interest in Cousins this summer, but those teams opted to use their cap space elsewhere. The Pelicans had not completely shut the door on bringing Cousins back, but then the opportunity to sign Julius Randle to a two-year deal at $18 million suddenly arose. The Pelicans moved quickly to come to terms with Randle ó with the New Orleans star Anthony Davis reportedly serving as an aggressive recruiter.
Word also reached us Monday night that LeBronís Lakers, after signing Rajon Rondo away from New Orleans and then losing Randle to the Pelicans, had an opportunity to sign Cousins at a one-year price point similar to the one that landed him in Golden State. But Iím told the Lakers passed, clearing the way for the Warriors to infuriate the basketball public yet again.

https://static.nytimes.com/email-content/MSB_3554.html?nlid=86293317

Why did they offer $40M soon after he blew his Achilles? Seems like a large offer for an injury of that magnitude.
If he even returns to 80% of his previous self $20m/year is a bargain though, which is what I assume they were thinking

Itís really not. 80% isnít great. And they clearly didnít offer it again (and certainly didnít raise it).

And apparently most teams agreed, as nobody was banging in his door to lock him up.
80% production is still 20/10/4, so not shabby at all.

But yeah, considering his offers (or lack thereof) I think 80% might be very optimistic

Re: Cousins to warriors!
« Reply #153 on: July 04, 2018, 08:45:52 AM »

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Everyone seems to be operating under the assumption that Boogie will return to his former self and forgetting that he tore his achilles.

For a man his size with his supposed Lack of work ethic I would be surprised if he returned to prior form and wasnt a shell of himself.

Re: Cousins to warriors!
« Reply #154 on: July 04, 2018, 08:57:26 AM »

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Everyone seems to be operating under the assumption that Boogie will return to his former self and forgetting that he tore his achilles.

For a man his size with his supposed Lack of work ethic I would be surprised if he returned to prior form and wasnt a shell of himself.

Iím not that concerned about his work ethic ó he has a reputation for taking plays off because he gets frustrated about something in the game (a foul, his teammate messing up, missing shots, etc.) but heís a pretty impressive athlete and I donít think that happened by accident.  Iím sure heíll rehab with dedication.  But itís still an Achilles, and modern medicine has not solved that problem very well, especially for people who are 260 pounds and nearly 7 ft.  That repaired tendon will have a lot asked of it, and a 100% return to prior form, or even 70%, especially within the first half season back, seems incredibly unlikely.

On the other hand, even with limitations, heís still got a very good chance of being a better player than Zaza Pachulia and Javale McGee.  So it can be both true that Cousins wonít come all the way back and that the Warriors have become an even stronger team.

Re: Cousins to warriors!
« Reply #155 on: July 04, 2018, 04:40:34 PM »

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League sources say that Cousins rebuffed New Orleans' offer of a two-year contract extension in the $40 million range after the injury but before the season ended. When that offer was declined, sources say, New Orleans took it off the table.
The Mavericks and the Lakers were also expected to have high-dollar interest in Cousins this summer, but those teams opted to use their cap space elsewhere. The Pelicans had not completely shut the door on bringing Cousins back, but then the opportunity to sign Julius Randle to a two-year deal at $18 million suddenly arose. The Pelicans moved quickly to come to terms with Randle ó with the New Orleans star Anthony Davis reportedly serving as an aggressive recruiter.
Word also reached us Monday night that LeBronís Lakers, after signing Rajon Rondo away from New Orleans and then losing Randle to the Pelicans, had an opportunity to sign Cousins at a one-year price point similar to the one that landed him in Golden State. But Iím told the Lakers passed, clearing the way for the Warriors to infuriate the basketball public yet again.

https://static.nytimes.com/email-content/MSB_3554.html?nlid=86293317

Serves those bums right for passing on Cousins. Now the Warriors are invincible and the NBA is all but lost.

There's a reason New Orleans was fine with replacing him with Julius Randle and no other team wanted to pay him more than the mid-level.
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« Reply #156 on: July 04, 2018, 04:53:17 PM »

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Marc Stein:

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League sources say that Cousins rebuffed New Orleans' offer of a two-year contract extension in the $40 million range after the injury but before the season ended. When that offer was declined, sources say, New Orleans took it off the table.
The Mavericks and the Lakers were also expected to have high-dollar interest in Cousins this summer, but those teams opted to use their cap space elsewhere. The Pelicans had not completely shut the door on bringing Cousins back, but then the opportunity to sign Julius Randle to a two-year deal at $18 million suddenly arose. The Pelicans moved quickly to come to terms with Randle ó with the New Orleans star Anthony Davis reportedly serving as an aggressive recruiter.
Word also reached us Monday night that LeBronís Lakers, after signing Rajon Rondo away from New Orleans and then losing Randle to the Pelicans, had an opportunity to sign Cousins at a one-year price point similar to the one that landed him in Golden State. But Iím told the Lakers passed, clearing the way for the Warriors to infuriate the basketball public yet again.

https://static.nytimes.com/email-content/MSB_3554.html?nlid=86293317

Serves those bums right for passing on Cousins. Now the Warriors are invincible and the NBA is all but lost.

There's a reason New Orleans was fine with replacing him with Julius Randle and no other team wanted to pay him more than the mid-level.
i agree. let's play the season and see what happens. i believe the celtics will stack up very well against the warriorsn, who are not invincible. cousins wont be back until january, and even then it is not a lock he will return to his former playing ability.

let's play the season and see.  ;D
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Re: Cousins to warriors!
« Reply #157 on: July 05, 2018, 10:36:46 AM »

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Just saw where Anthony Davis didnt really wanted Boogie back..
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Re: Cousins to warriors!
« Reply #158 on: July 18, 2018, 04:12:19 PM »

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Below is a trailer to a documentary on DMC.


He mentions he got no offer from the Pelicans, other than that it's mostly complaining in a very Cousins way.


https://youtu.be/o_BCym84joQ

Re: Cousins to warriors!
« Reply #159 on: October 09, 2018, 09:20:05 PM »

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Update: DMC just walked by me in our hotel lobby in Las Vegas. No limping. He must be good to go! 😀

Jerebko and Klay Thompson as well. Klay seemed to tower over everyone. Probably because he is so thin. Jonas looks like he is still in high school. I bet he gets carded at the clubs.

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« Reply #160 on: October 09, 2018, 09:25:40 PM »

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I didn't realize Jerebko had joined the enemy this summer. Too badónow I can't root for him.
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Re: Cousins to warriors!
« Reply #161 on: October 09, 2018, 09:55:50 PM »

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Update: DMC just walked by me in our hotel lobby in Las Vegas. No limping. He must be good to go! 😀

Jerebko and Klay Thompson as well. Klay seemed to tower over everyone. Probably because he is so thin. Jonas looks like he is still in high school. I bet he gets carded at the clubs.

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I think I recently read somewhere that he was playing 5v0 already, which was ahead of schedule. Scary news. Hopefully he causes their locker-room to implode ;D

Re: Cousins to warriors!
« Reply #162 on: October 11, 2018, 01:40:02 PM »

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Update: DMC just walked by me in our hotel lobby in Las Vegas. No limping. He must be good to go! 😀

Jerebko and Klay Thompson as well. Klay seemed to tower over everyone. Probably because he is so thin. Jonas looks like he is still in high school. I bet he gets carded at the clubs.

Mike
I think I recently read somewhere that he was playing 5v0 already, which was ahead of schedule. Scary news. Hopefully he causes their locker-room to implode ;D

That locker room was showing signs of tiring last year. I wouldn't be surprised at all if Cousins pushed it over the edge.
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Re: Cousins to warriors!
« Reply #163 on: October 11, 2018, 01:47:33 PM »

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unfortunately I think he'll fit in just fine.  He doesn't have enough duende to disrupt that locker room.
He'll be peer pressured to bits if he takes any plays off...

And it may not matter.  The Warriors play loosey goosey off emotion....He will add to that.  Yuck.

 

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