On the morning of July 2, DeMarcus Cousins called Bob Myers to let the general manager know that he was very interested in signing with the Warriors.
Before any sort of verbal agreement, Myers and Steve Kerr wanted Cousins to speak with several Warriors players.
Weeks ago, we learned from Marc Spears of The Undefeated that "Stephen Curry’s excitement surprised Cousins and even pushed him towards the Bay Area even more."
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We also learned from Shams Charania that "the Warriors’ recruitment was led by Green."
So what exactly did Draymond say to Cousins?
"Man, Draymond probably had the worst pitch (laughter) -- 'Cuz, I'm pretty sure me and you are gonna fight (laughter)...
"But nah nah -- Draymond, that's my guy," Cousins said to ESPN's Chris Haynes. "I respect him as a player, I respect him as a competitor. I want that guy on my team every day. I think me and Draymond mesh well, I think we have a lot of similarities.
"The same way he's appreciated, hopefully I can receive the same thing."
Good luck, Boogie...
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller
Add another name to the growing group of people who can't believe the Warriors really added DeMarcus Cousins. This time, it's Draymond Green's mom.
Green's mom, Mary Babers Green, went as far as to call Cousins "one of the best big men to ever lace ‘em up." Before rupturing his Achilles last season, Cousins was averaging 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game in 48 games played. For his nine-year career, Cousins has averaged 21.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.
Adding Cousins now gives the Warriors five All-Stars in their starting five once Cousins is healthy. The newest Warrior is a four-time All-Star and has made the All-NBA Second Team twice.
While Cousins is sure to add All-Star numbers to the back-to-back champs, this is going to be one fiery front court. Cousins (14) and Green (22) combined for 36 technical fouls last season.
Get your popcorn ready, Warriors fans.
The Warriors ruined the NBA, right? Steph Curry and his wild 3-pointers ruined basketball, right? Well, it seems people love the villains.
Curry's No. 30 Warriors jersey was the most popular among sales this season, the NBA announced on Thursday. Kevin Durant (No. 4), Klay Thompson (No. 10) and Draymond Green (No. 13) also had top-15 jersey sales.
Top 15 Most Popular NBA Jerseys:
1. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
2. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
3. Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics
4. Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors
5. Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers
6. James Harden, Houston Rockets
7. Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics
8. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
9. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
10. Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors
11. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
12. Chris Paul, Houston Rockets
13. Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
14. DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors
15. Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
And just like the Warriors topped the Cavs in the NBA Finals for the second straight year, Golden State also beat out Cleveland in team merchandise sales.
Top 10 Most Popular Team Merchandise:
1. Golden State Warriors
2. Cleveland Cavaliers
3. Boston Celtics
4. Philadelphia 76ers
5. Houston Rockets
6. Los Angeles Lakers
7. Chicago Bulls
8. Toronto Raptors
9. Oklahoma City Thunder
10. Milwaukee Bucks