Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins on Free Agency: 'Right Now, I Don't Give a S--t'

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMarch 27, 2019

Golden State Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins (0) brings the ball up court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
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Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins will be a free agent next summer but he is apparently not looking ahead. 

The 28-year-old discussed his mindset when asked about his future with Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports:

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"I roll through the punches and I'm taking it day by day," Cousins said. "And when it's time to make decisions, you know, I'll make decisions. But as of right now, I don't give a s--t."

Cousins was likely headed toward a big deal in free agency last offseason but an Achilles injury ended his season and created a lot of question marks once he reached the open market.

After struggling to find a deal, he signed with the Warriors on a one-year contract worth $5.3 million, a steal for a team that was already the favorite to win a title.

It took until late January for Cousins to get onto the floor for Golden State, but he has gotten back on track with averages of 15.9 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game.

"I'm happy to be playing basketball again," the center said. "This is the game I love. I'm glad to be out there competing nightly. I'm glad to be healthy again. That's all I'm focused on. And I just want to get better at my craft every day. Like everything else that's coming with it, like, it doesn't really matter to me."

The Warriors are hoping to win their third straight championship this postseason, and Cousins will try to be a major part of it. After that, he can turn his focus on his next contract.