Bedlam in in the NBA
The crazy NBA free agency period got considerably crazier on Monday when DeMarcus Cousins signed for the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors.
Apparently no team called the former New Orleans Pelican and Cousins took the initiative to reach out to Golden State to sign for the mid-level exception.
Predictably the league, its teams and their fans lost their collective mind at the prospect of the Warriors adding a fifth All-Star to a roster that already featured Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.
Cousins is recovering from injury and while the center has professed a desire to return in pre-season the smart money is on a debut closer to the All-Star break.
Chemistry is a curious thing and it will be instructive to see if Cousins fits. Rebounding was one of the few weaknesses of the Warriors last season and Cousins was third in the league behind Andrew Drummond and DeAndre Jordan.
Lost in the news of the Cousins bombshell was a strange decision by the Los Angeles Lakers to renounce their rights to Julius Randle to sign Rajon Rondo.
Randle was immediately snapped up by the Pelicans and as much as Anthony Davis and Cousins impressed together last season, the combination of Davis and Randle has more long term potential.
The signing of Rondo may also impact Lonzo Ball as having two players in the backcourt that struggle to hit their shot could mean that last year's second overall pick may well be heading out of town.
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