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    With Boogie, Dubs add fifth All-Star to already glitzy lineup

    Jul 3, 2018

    Tim Reynolds, AP

    DEMARCUS Cousins will be ready to play at some point this season.

    And when he is, the two-time defending NBA champions will be waiting.

    Adding a fifth All-Star to their already glitzy lineup, the Golden State Warriors have come to terms with Cousins on a one-year, $5.3 million deal — not the biggest money move on Day 2 of the NBA free agency period, but the most intriguing. The low-risk, high-reward deal was confirmed by two people who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because nothing can yet be signed.

    “5 All-Stars on 1 team.... wow,” Charlotte’s Frank Kaminsky wrote on Twitter.

    Indeed, that is the case for the Warriors, who will be adding Cousins to a lineup that includes All-Stars Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, as well as a former NBA Finals MVP in Andre Iguodala.

    The Warriors, predictably, were thrilled by a move that gives them a player who averaged 25.2 points last season before getting hurt and has averaged 21.5 points and 11 rebounds for his career.

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    “The 3rd splash Brother,” Curry tweeted.

    The Warriors lost center JaVale McGee to James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday as part of the flurry of moves on Day 1 of free agency, and it took general manager Bob Myers less than a full day to replace McGee with Cousins.

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