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George Karl reacts to DeMarcus Cousins signing with Warriors, 'We had our problems, but...'

George Karl reacts to DeMarcus Cousins signing with Warriors, 'We had our problems, but...'

George Karl was named head coach of the Kings in mid-February 2015.

He was on the bench for the final 30 games of that season and was fired after a 33-49 campaign in 2015-16.

The 2012-13 Coach of the Year and DeMarcus Cousins didn't exactly see eye-to-eye.

"Don't get me wrong -- we had our problems, but our problems were very seldom when he was a basketball player," Karl said on KNBR 680 on Monday. "In the gym, on the court, in the games -- he wanted to win.

"And his emotional breakdowns were because we were losing or because things weren't going well. There was failure on the court -- some of it was maybe his fault, some of it was maybe other people's fault.

"DeMarcus was a good player for me. I helped him evolve into being a little more of an outside player. And he's shown the world that he can make the 3-ball and he's a high-skilled player.

"And I like using high-skilled players all over the court. And that's what Golden State likes to do ... I think it's a win-win."

It's unclear when Cousins will make his regular-season debut with the Warriors.

It's also unclear if Cousins will be able to make a full recovery and become the player he was before the Achilles injury.

And according to Karl ...

"We also don't know even if Golden State needs him. But it's a helluva insurance policy to have in their backpocket."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Steph wetter? Curry jumps into Lake Tahoe after losing bet to Dell

Steph wetter? Curry jumps into Lake Tahoe after losing bet to Dell

Steph Curry lived up to his Splash Brother moniker on Sunday, and jumped into Lake Tahoe after losing a bet with his father, Dell Curry, at the American Century Championship.

The Splash Father bet the Splash Son he would trail by fewer than 20 points at the end of the tournament. The elder Curry had room to spare on Sunday, too, and was just 18 back of his son. 

The two-time MVP was a man of his word. 

 

Last year, the Currys made the same bet, and it was Dell Curry who had to purify himself in the waters of Lake Tahoe. He tied for 30th at the event this year, while Curry tied for 11th. 

Rim once again gets the better of Steph Curry in Tahoe

Rim once again gets the better of Steph Curry in Tahoe

Move over, China Klay. Tahoe Steph is making a "triumphant" return of his own. 

Last summer, Warriors guard Steph Curry unsuccessfully tried dunking on a hoop on the course at the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe. 

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On Friday, the hoop made it 2-0. 

Would Golden State remain resounding favorites to three-peat as NBA champions if the team had to play every game in golf attire? Maybe that's how commissioner Adam Silver can achieve "parity of opportunity."