DeMarcus Cousins To Be Used In A "David West Role" Upon Return From Injury

Steve Kerr desires DeMarcus Cousins to anchor his second unit upon his return from damage. The plan is to have Cousins to make the most of dysregulated matchups, and provide some depth (they already possessed). The logic behind the transfer stems from a need to interchange David West's veteran function on the roster. The coach has left the door ajar for Patrick McCaw to re-sign if the market shrivels up.

Realistically talking, DeMarcus Cousins is a greater offensive participant than David West, even on two wobbly knees. Nevertheless, West performed an necessary veteran function down the stretch, giving the Warriors his all, and posting averages of 5.eight factors and three.1 rebounds in 141 video games, predominantly off the bench. 

Cousins, an all-star the final 4 seasons, 25.2 factors, 12.9 rebounds and 5.four assists per sport over his profession. Expect these numbers to take a dip if he sticks within the "David West Role." There merely aren't sufficient touches to go round.