2. DeMarcus Cousins
The DeMarcus Cousins experiment in Golden State was a disaster. Injuries derailed any chance of this pairing winning a championship. Even so, Cousins showed great tenacity and grit to play through injury and return to the floor in the 2019 NBA Finals.
However, he didn’t exactly play too well. He was constantly in foul trouble and labored up and down the court at slow speeds. Since he has taken over a year off of basketball, it’s possible Cousins is ready to compete again.
Cousins was cut by the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this season before he even suited up for them. This puts the big man back on the market and opens up a path for a reunion in Golden State.
The Warriors wouldn’t need Cousins to play at an all-star level. Expectations will be much lower and this could benefit him in the long run. If Cousins can rebound the ball and score in the post at a decent rate, he will find success with the Dubs this time around.