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Steve Kerr's thoughts about DeMarcus Cousins' future (or lack thereof) with the Warriors has not changed one bit.
“It’s a one-year deal. We’re not going to have money to sign him next year," the Warriors' head coach told reporters back in November. "He knows that.
"So we’d like him to help us win a championship. And we’d like to help him get a great contract next year, somewhere else.”
And what is Kerr thinking now?
“There’s just no money. When this summer comes, hopefully not until after the Finals, I’m going to be thrilled for him when another team comes in and offers a ton of money," Kerr told Anthony Slater of The Athletic. "Because he deserves it. He’s that good. He’s been great for us.
"I’m going to be happy for him, but sad to see him go.”
Over his first 19 games this season, Boogie averaged 15.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.6 blocks while shooting 45 percent from the field and 23.3 percent from deep.
Over his last 11 games, he's averaging 18.1 points, 8.9 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks while shooting 52.3 percent overall and 34.3 percent from beyond the arc.
Cousins is happy and the Warriors are feeling really good about where they stand entering the playoffs.
“I just know that — and you can write this — this, to me, could not have worked out any better to this point,” Kerr told The Athletic. “He’s healthy. He’s confident. And he’s made us a better team. So everyone’s getting what they wanted.
"In the end, there’s almost no way we can keep him because it’s going so well. He’s aware of that, we’re aware of that. There’s no time to think about it right now.
"But when all is said and done, we’re going to be sad to see him go and I think he’s going to be sad to go. Because this is a great situation for both sides."