The Golden State Warriors signed superstar center DeMarcus Cousins this past summer and made headlines across the country. Some may think it is just for one year and then he is gone.
However, Warriors general manager Bob Myers is open to re-signing the big man next summer in free agency. Myers talked to Greg Papa on “Warriors Pregame Live,” via NBC Sports’ Marcus White.
“Options are open, Pap, like anything,” Myers said Friday evening. “If you would’ve asked me a year ago before this if he was gonna be an option for us, I’d say, ‘No way, that’s crazy!’ But he came. He came for a lot less than [what] his market value was.
“These type of predictions — good or bad — are pretty fruitless because you just don’t know. You don’t know what’s going to be going on on July 1, 2019. You don’t know if it’s going to be better than you think … but it’s not going to be what you think. So, with a guy like DeMarcus, who knows? If he wants to come back, let’s bring him back.”
This comes after Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said Cousins will only be in Golden State for one year due to financial restrictions.
Next summer, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, and DeMarcus Cousins will all be free agents. If Cousins returns to his normal self this season with the Warriors, he will most likely command the maximum salary; the same goes for Durant and Thompson.