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SportWith ‘Boogie’ Cousins, Warriors should have a surplus of fun — and emotion

08:06  11 january  2019
08:06  11 january  2019 Source:   sfchronicle.com

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The Warriors just got fun again. They just added a dash of Boogie to their game. As in: DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins, who Thursday was given an official, if tentative, date for playing his first game with the Warriors: next Friday, against the Clippers in Los Angeles. It’s worth reviewing how Cousins got his nickname. In his one season of college ball, at Kentucky, assistant coach Rod Strickland watched the new center scrimmage and told him, “Man,...

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DeMarcus Cousins has agreed to join the defending champion Warriors on a one-year, .3 million deal, league sources told ESPN. Joining the Warriors , who already have a staggering lineup of All-NBA talent, should allow Zach Lowe examines what that really means for Boogie and the Warriors .

The Warriors just got fun again.

They just added a dash of Boogie to their game. As in: DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins, who Thursday was given an official, if tentative, date for playing his first game with the Warriors: next Friday, against the Clippers in Los Angeles.

It’s worth reviewing how Cousins got his nickname. In his one season of college ball, at Kentucky, assistant coach Rod Strickland watched the new center scrimmage and told him, “Man, you’ve got a lot of boogie.”

In other words, Cousins might look like a huge, lumbering fellow, the type basketball people used to call an aircraft carrier, but he’s got some style, some skills, some boogie.

He is just what the doctor ordered for the Warriors: a superstar player who puts high-level moves — and emotion — into the game.

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DeMarcus Cousins Reportedly Agreed to Join Warriors , Causing the Internet to Explode. Right when you thought the Warriors were already too good, they add another four-time All-Star Part of me feels like LeBron should ’ve just thrown in the towel and signed a one year, five mil deal with the Warriors .

Since this Warriors dreadnought first took shape, since the Lacob-and-Guber-era franchise began molding the young core of players into the most talented quintet of ballers the galaxy has ever seen, we've been blessed with a run of sustained excellence and joy that is almost unparalleled in modern

No more wondering if the Warriors can shake out of their recurring bouts of lethargy. With Cousins joining the fun, the Warriors instantly will be the most watched and talked-about team in basketball, and they also should become the most energized and engaged team.

They have so much to gain, so much to lose.

If head coach Steve Kerr and the Warriors find a way to blend Cousins into their attack at both ends of the court, they will be a frightening, horrifying and beautiful team.

If the experiment fails, the Warriors will be mocked for getting too greedy in collecting high-level talent, and for not being cool enough or smart enough to figure out how to dominate the league with five (good Lord!) future Hall of Famers, all in their primes.

For all of the Warriors’ fans who can’t wait to see what Cousins adds, there are plenty of haters out there who will cackle with glee if the Warriors fail to thrive.

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Cousins —who played on USA Basketball’s 2016 Olympic team with Golden State’s Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson—arrives in the The filthy-rich Warriors just got even richer, capitalizing on Cousins ’s uncertain health and a tight cap environment to address their weakest

The Warriors used one of those methods, the miniature mid-level exception, to sign Cousins to a million deal. The players’ union has fought consistently Boogie had a front row seat to see how much fun the Splash Brothers and Golden State more widely was having . That must have left a powerful

So thanks to Cousins, it’s back to the good old days of a couple of seasons ago when you had to watch the Warriors every game.

Kerr said that Cousins will be in the starting lineup right away. There might be practical reasons for that, but the suspicion here is that Kerr’s sense of theater comes into play. A lot of coaches would bring Cousins off the bench at first, let him dip his toes in the water. Kerr is saying, Dive right in. That’s a show of confidence that the sensitive Cousins is likely to appreciate.

Not that Kerr is going to tap-dance around Cousins. Kerr told me last week, “He’s got to come in and fit with us, more than vice versa. And I don’t think that will be a problem. ... We’ll try to put him in position to accentuate his skills, then he’s got to adapt to the players around him. It’ll take some time, but I don’t feel like we’ll have to change our offense just to fit him in.”

Apparently, there already has been a little drama behind the scenes. Cousins might have thought he was ready to come back sooner, but the medical and coaching staff opted to hold him back a bit longer.

With or without DeMarcus Cousins, Warriors are far from boring

With or without DeMarcus Cousins, Warriors are far from boring We got your Boogie Bailout right here, said the Warriors on Sunday evening with their fun-fun-fun 119-114 win at Dallas. The big buzz around the Warriors the past couple of weeks has been the approaching debut of DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins, scheduled to play his first game with the Warriors on Friday night in Los Angeles against the Clippers. A lot of the buzz has been about how Cousins will fix what ails the Warriors. They’ve been out of sync, they’ve been getting their hat handed to them by opposing big men, and they need help. They need a Boogie Bailout. Like the old Mighty Mouse theme song: Here I come to save the day! There is something to that.

The champs are prepared to baptize Cousins in the Splash and unleash the greatest team of all time. His stats should translate to something beyond fantasy league basketball wins. The Warriors are pretty much an Olympic or All-Star team, and the culture is similar to the one Cousins

Boogie is leaving the Big Easy. DeMarcus Cousins and the Golden State Warriors reached an agreement Monday after the big man spent a Cousins ' decision came down to the Warriors and the Boston Celtics, according to ESPN.com's Chris Haynes. A potential Pelicans sign-and-trade with the

“It was a battle between myself, the training staff (and) the guys at the top,” Cousins said of the decision on when he would start playing. “Eventually, we all got on the same page and we settled for that date.”

Cousins might have meant that it was more of a debate or discussion, rather than a battle, but don’t let me stand in the way of a little drama.

Speaking of theater, that’s a huge element Cousins brings to the party. He’s as outwardly emotional on the court as anyone in the NBA, and that includes Draymond Green.

“You know, I play with a chip on my shoulder,” Cousins said Thursday. “I use different things as fuel to keep me moving forward.”

Bring it on, Kerr said, recalling a game in Sacramento a few years ago, where he blew a fuse, got ejected, and made eye contact with Cousins, who gave Kerr a little toodle-oo wave. Cousins remembered the moment, and said he appreciates Kerr’s fiery side.

Cousins’ temperament — he’s happy on the court as long as nobody touches him and the refs call the game his way — should play well with the Warriors. It’s going to be almost impossible for them to slip into cruise control when their big center is roaring and raging and attacking.

Piquing Cousins’ interest is rarely a problem, and now he has the added motivation of proving he’s still got, you know, the boogie.

Scott Ostler is a San Francisco Chronicle columnist. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @scottostler

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