Per Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe, the Celtics learned of Cousins’ interest in Boston, but he had already signed with Golden State before they could make an offer.
According to a league source, the Celtics never made an offer for DeMarcus Cousins. They’d heard he might have interest in Boston, and by the time they started to look into it, he was a Warrior.— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) July 3, 2018
Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports added that he “wouldn’t overstate DeMarcus Cousins interest in Boston.”
ESPN Sources: DeMarcus Cousins had narrowed his choices down to Golden State and Boston.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 3, 2018
An hour before Haynes’ report came out, Yahoo’s Shams Charania broke the news that Cousins was signing with Golden State on a one-year, $5.3 million deal. As ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported, the 6-11 center is aiming to return from a torn achilles in December or January.
So GM Bob Myers has replaced JaVale McGee with ... Boogie Cousins. The $5.3M represents the taxpayer mid-level exception. Cousins is hopeful to return to the court by December/January off his torn Achilles. There will be no rush with Warriors. https://t.co/lYwGjxZchk— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2018