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Following the signing of Julius Randle on Monday by the Pelicans, Cousins became expendable in New Orleans, which ultimately made him leave and sign with the Warriors.

The news of Cousins going to the two-time defending champions was a shock to many, but it also has even more people thinking the National Basketball Association season is already over and there is no need to play things out. Cousins is hopeful to return to the court by December/January off his torn Achilles. The quintet of Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Cousins have 25 combined All-Star appearances.

With James locked in for four years, and Leonard is a free agent in 2019 the desperation for the Lakers is gone. First, because the Lakers have a timeline they would like to meet, it really plays into San Antonio's hands, much better than you would expect given the fact that Leonard sort of killed their leverage.

But fears about his recovery obviously didn't scare off the Warriors, who will be ecstatic to add yet another talent for a pittance to a team already heavily favored to win a third straight championship this season. Cousins hit 104 threes in 48 games with the New Orleans Pelicans before tearing his Achilles last season.

With the addition of Boogie, a top five player at his position, Golden State has no weaknesses in their starting lineup.

Cousins is an astronomical upgrade over Golden State's previous centers, Zaza Pachulia, Kevon Looney and JaVale McGee.

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There has to be major concerns when it comes to Lonzo Ball, who is hurt again.

The Utah Jazz agreed to a two-year, $36 million deal with forward Derrick Favors, with a fully non-guaranteed second season.

In his eight-year career, Cousins has averaged 21.5 points, 11 rebounds and 3.2 assists while shooting 46 percent from the field.

The Spurs saw firsthand last season the complexities of dealing with an independent medical staff, which players are entitled to under the CBA.

Cousins is a game-changing player when healthy as arguably the best center in the league when healthy.