DeMarcus Cousins reportedly signed with the Warriors on Monday. He believes he made the right decision.
Cousins told ESPN joining Golden State was “his Ace of Spades” and that he had made the “smartest move ever.”
The 27-year-old center agreed to a one-year, $5.3 million contract with the Warriors, according to multiple reports. He chose Golden State over the Celtics, according to ESPN.
Cousins, a four-time All-Star, tore his Achilles tendon in late January and missed the rest of 2017-18. He averaged 25.2 points and 12.9 rebounds in 48 games for the Pelicans.
Cousins told ESPN’s The Undefeated in May he's aiming to be healthy by the start of training camp.
Cousins spent his first six and a half NBA seasons with the Kings before he was traded to New Orleans in February 2017. He has averaged 21.5 points and 11 rebounds per game throughout his eight-year career.
The Lakers had also reportedly expressed interest in signing Cousins.
The Warriors finished last season with a 58-24 record. They swept the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals to win their third championship in four seasons.
Kevin Durant re-signed with the Warriors when free agency began Sunday.