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Daryl Morey expresses one major doubt about the Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins signing

GiveMeSport | Updated: 2018-08-17 22:45:05

To many people, it still hasn't quite sunk in that DeMarcus Cousins joined the Golden State Warriors in free agency.

There was a stunned reaction across the NBA world when the center chose to sign a one-year, $5.3 million deal with an already star-studded team.

Adding a fifth All-Star - and arguably the best big man in the league - to the back-to-back champions was hard for rival players and fans to comprehend.

Of course, Cousins is recovering from a torn Achilles injury and it's unclear when he'll be ready to take to the court again.

With the offensive talents of Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson, it'll also be interesting to see just how the 28-year-old fits in when he does return.

Making adjustments

He's unlikely to be a focal point in the offence and won't get as many shots as he's been used to in his career.

While the majority of the league has been up in arms about Boogie joining Golden State, their biggest rivals in the Western Conference aren't sweating it so much.

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has questioned how the move will work out.

“I was really curious. I mean, you know, Bobby [Warriors general manager Bob Myers] is really good at his job, and he likes to take smart gambles, like I do," he said on “The Dan Patrick Show.”

"So I understood the move. But, uh, it’s going to be interesting. I mean, they’re obviously — Coach [Steve] Kerr is one of the best, too. It’s a little scary.

"They’ll probably figure out how to make it work, but it’s a little bit hard on paper to figure out how to make it work. But we do that well, and so do they.

"They’re going to be a tough out again, obviously. They’re arguably the best team in NBA history. They’re on their path to maybe be able to make that argument."

Regardless of how much talent you have on your roster, no team would turn down the opportunity to add a player of Cousins' calibre on such a cheap contract.

Morey is certainly right and there will be adjustment issues early on but that'll be a good problem for the reigning champions to have.

The two-time All-NBA selection is not likely to stay in Oakland beyond his one-year deal but any contribution he can make to another championship run will be a bonus for the Warriors.

They may not be too worried in Houston but if Cousins gets back to full health before the playoffs, it'll be hard to see any team stopping the Bay Area franchise securing a three-peat.

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