Basic supervisor Bob Myers instructed “Warriors Pregame Reside” that Golden State’s “choices are open” on the subject of the four-time All-Star.
“In the event you would’ve requested me a 12 months in the past earlier than this if he was gonna be an choice for us, I would say, ‘No method, that is loopy!’ However he got here. He got here for lots lower than [what] his market worth was,” Myers mentioned Friday, by way of NBC Sports activities.
“These sort of predictions — good or unhealthy — are fairly fruitless since you simply do not know. You do not know what is going on to be happening on July 1, 2019. You do not know if it is going to be higher than you suppose … but it surely’s not going to be what you suppose. So, with a man like DeMarcus, who is aware of? If he needs to return again, let’s deliver him again.”
Myers went towards coach Steve Kerr’s feedback earlier this week that the Warriors do not anticipate Cousins to remain on the staff’s roster subsequent season, implying it seemingly can be a one-and-done scenario.
“We made no bones about it after we signed him,” Kerr mentioned Thursday. “It’s a one-year deal. We’re not going to have cash to signal him subsequent 12 months. He is aware of that. So we’d like him to assist us win a championship. And we’d like to assist him get a terrific contract subsequent 12 months, elsewhere.”
Cousins suffered the torn Achilles whereas with the Pelicans in late January and missed the remainder of the 2017-18 season. The Warriors introduced final week he was making “good progress” in his rehab from the harm and can quickly start collaborating in “managed features” of practices.
The Warriors (9-1) will face the 5-2 Grizzlies on Monday with tipoff slated for 10:30 p.m. ET.