Cousins seeks fresh start with Warriors

Associated Press

DeMarcus Cousins relishing fresh start in Golden StateBy MICHAEL WAGAMAN

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) DeMarcus Cousins spent his first eight seasons in the NBA chasing two things – peace and the playoffs.

After signing with Golden State as a free agent, the four-time All-Star center has no doubts he’ll finally find both, and that that will help dispel the notion that he’s a bad teammate.

Looking relaxed while sitting next to Warriors general manager Bob Myers, Cousins was at ease during a news conference Thursday at the team’s practice facility.

He expressed frustrated by the tediousness of rehab while recovering from surgery on his left Achilles but said he’s trying to be smart about it.

The 27-year-old with a quick temper and a history of piling up technical fouls at a rapid rate also showed a playful side when he joked about the possibility of fighting with new teammates Kevin Durant and Draymond Green, two players with whom he’s had on-court issues in the past.

Golden State’s fiery big man seems content in his new surroundings and wants the hardware to show for it.

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