The Warriors shocked the NBA world when they signed DeMarcus Cousins to a one-year deal this offseason. They also shocked their two-time MVP Stephen Curry, who was still in the delivery room shortly after his wife Ayesha had delivered their third child and first son, Canon, when he received a call from general manager Bob Myers.
“For me I got wave of it pretty last minute,” Curry told Fitz & Brooks on KNBR Tuesday afternoon. “I was actually in the delivery room with my wife and Bob Myers calls me and says we have this opportunity to sign DeMarcus. My first question is like ‘Stop joking, are you serious?’ He’s like, ‘Yeah this is real and he just wants to know how you feel about him joining the team,’ and that was a quick, no-brainer yes. From there it happened pretty fast.
“It was like three hours after Cannon so he wanted to be the first free agency transaction conversation after he joined the world,” Curry joked.
Curry also broke down how he thinks Cousins, a four-time All-Star at just 28 years old, will fit in with the team.
“I talked to him after he signed the deal. There’s a lot of excitement about what he can bring to our lineup. We obviously know how we want to play. We have shown a strength in playing with that versatile lineup, playing fast, sharing the ball, moving the ball, getting a lot of people involved, but DeMarcus has an element of low-post scoring that we really haven’t had in terms of getting a guy on the block the ball, surrounding shooters around him and letting him go to work.
“He’s also really dynamic in terms of playmaking, and coach (Steve) Kerr loves passing big men that can make plays from the top of the key and get guys open and that’s something that DeMarcus is going to bring for us. I’m excited about what the opportunities are going to look like and how he can transition pretty smoothly once he gets back from his injury.”
Listen to the full interview below. For Curry on Cousins, start from 9:00.