Steve Kerr leaves door open for DeMarcus Cousins to return to Warriors

Steve Kerr leaves door open for DeMarcus Cousins to return to Warriors

DeMarcus Cousins is going to be an unrestricted free agent in a couple of weeks. 

Is there a scenario in which the big man returns to the Warriors?

"I think there's a chance," Golden State head coach Steve Kerr told reporters on Friday afternoon. "I would say that the hope is that frankly he can do a lot better financially than what we could offer him. But who knows. Every year is different.

"There are a lot more teams with cap room this summer. This summer's gonna be a wild free-agent market. We have to figure out our own situation -- particularly with Klay [Thompson] and Kevin [Durant] -- and how all that shakes out."

Cousins shocked the basketball world when he signed with the Dubs last summer.

At the time, Kerr was adamant that Boogie would not be with the franchise beyond the 2018-19 season.

“It’s a one-year deal. We’re not going to have money to sign him next year," he said back on Nov. 1. "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.”

After finishing the rehab from his left Achilles tear, Cousins made his regular season debut on Jan. 18. He averaged 16.3 points, 8.2 rebounds 3.6 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.3 steals in 30 appearances.

Unfortunately, he tore his left quad in the Warriors' Game 2 loss to the Clippers in the first round of the playoffs, and didn't return until the NBA Finals.

In Games 2 through 6 against the Raptors, Boogie averaged 9.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 20 minutes per contest.

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Based on rules within the NBA's Collective Bargaining Agreement, the biggest one-year contract the Warriors can give Cousins for next season is about $6.4 million.

The soon-to-be 29-year old (his birthday is Aug. 13) is definitely looking for a much bigger payday.

"I could absolutely foresee a place for DeMarcus here if he wanted to come back," Kerr added. "It's just a question of what are his goals, what is out there for him."

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Who Warriors fans think Steph Curry should team up with in 'The Match'

Who Warriors fans think Steph Curry should team up with in 'The Match'

Sunday’s “The Match” featuring Bay Area native Tom Brady, former NFL MVP Peyton Manning and PGA stars Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson seemed to be a smashing success for the sport of golf. Not only was $20 million raised for coronavirus relief in the United States, but sports fans were glued to their televisions to watch golf, something the sport forever has struggled with.

Warriors star Steph Curry tweeted during the event that he wanted to participate in the next iteration of the “The Match.” So we asked, who would Warriors fans like to see Steph team up with the next time this event is organized and got some interesting responses.

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John Daly no doubt would be an interesting partner for Curry, but the two aren’t likely to be a match made in heaven. Daly’s partying and off-the-course exploits were infamous during his days on the tour, something Curry never has gotten wrapped up in.

Another commenter mentioned Jordan Spieth, who is a fellow Under Armour athlete with Curry. These two likely have played together numerous times over the years, and Spieth has been known to provide a good sound byte.

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Another name to consider would be Justin Thomas, the No. 4 player in the world. Thomas joined the TNT telecast for Sunday’s event and was a great on-course reporter, including this somewhat-NSFW dig at Charles Barkley.

Thomas and Curry together would provide some incredible laughs.

Whoever it is, having Steph mic’d up for an entire 18 holes should make for some magnificent content.

Ex-Warrior Andrew Bogut not retiring yet but won't re-sign with Sydney

Ex-Warrior Andrew Bogut not retiring yet but won't re-sign with Sydney

Back in mid-April, former Warriors center Andrew Bogut said he would make a decision on his basketball future in May.

With a handful of days left in May, Bogut has made a decision.

Sort of.

The 35-year-old Australian tweeted a statement Sunday and said he won't re-sign with the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League right now, or any other professional basketball team for that matter.

Bogut made it clear that it wasn't a "retirement note." He said due to the uncertainty surrounding sports because of the global coronavirus pandemic, it was too difficult to make a decision right now.

He also did mention that he hopes to be back on a basketball in the "near future."

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Bogut last appeared on an NBA court in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals when the Warriors lost to the Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena.

Since then, he had been play with Sydney before the pandemic forced all sports leagues to pause their seasons. Bogut was averaging 8.2 points and 8.8 rebounds in 21.5 minutes over 25 games for Sydney.

For now, Bogut will let his body rest and spend time with his family.

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If the former No. 1 overall pick decides later not to play another professional basketball game, he leaves the sport with a decorated NBA career: Champion, an All-NBA Third Team selection, and an All-Defensive Second Team selection.