DeMarcus Cousins received ‘zero offers’ from other National Basketball Association teams

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The Westgate sports book quickly made Golden State a minus-150 favorite to win its third straight National Basketball Association championship while dropping the Lakers to the 9-2 third choice.

The Warriors were able to sign Cousins as a free agent despite being tens of millions of dollars over the cap thanks to one of the NBA's many salary-cap loopholes: in this case, the mid-level exception, or MLE.

"Boogie" Cousins, who hasn't played since January after tearing his ACL and may not be ready for training camp, averaged 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.6 blocks in 48 games for the New Orleans Pelicans last season.

Cousins is one of the best frontcourt players in the league, and he's going to be only the 7th highest paid player on the Warriors next season.

Then, in the biggest shock so far, Cousins elected to sign on with the world champion Warriors on Monday night.

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Phoenix forward Jared Dudley suggested the National Basketball Association owners might well lock the league out, while Quincy Pondexter suggested the next All-Star weekend should see the Warriors taking on the Western Conference All-Stars. Less than two days into the free agency window, the answer is a resounding "yes". With Curry, Durant and Thompson all more efficient with the ball in their hands, it makes sense for Cousins to defer to them more often than he has other teammates in the past.

However, if Cousins does return and can play effectively, it would be a huge win for the Warriors, who have never had a big man like Cousins before. Sure, there are questions about how he'll fit on Golden State's roster.

Now that free agency has started, keep checking back to see where the top players have signed.

Cousins' Pelicans lost to the Warriors in a five-game Western Conference semifinals while Cousins was injured.

The Houston Rockets would hope the duo of Chris Paul and James Harden can continue to shine in the second year together and a similar scenario will likely take place with the Oklahoma City Thunder with Paul George, Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony.

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