How dangerous does DeMarcus Cousins make the Warriors in 2018-19?

The Warriors lost center JaVale McGee on Sunday to the Lakers, who landed LeBron James with a $153.3 million, four-year contract as the NBA’s free agency period began.
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Green, for one, is a huge fan of Cousins.

He’s incredible. He can score the ball, Green said in January 2017 at Sacramento when Cousins was still with the Kings. I think DeMarcus is the best center in the game. A lot of times people don’t give him that credit. A part of it is they try to downplay his Authentic Ted Hendricks Jersey status because of his reputation or getting technical fouls or things like that. He is the best big man in the game hands down. It’s always interesting to watch, interesting to play against, interesting to play with, because he’s so incredibly talented.

Since 1996, 15 of 22 World Series winners led their divisions entering July 1. The 2014 Giants and 2011 Cardinals each had a share of their respective division’s lead at that point and did not win the division but did win the World Series.

Since 1996, the six division leaders on July 1 all finished in first place just three times: 1996, 1997 and 1999.

Does it feel like there are more good teams than usual? In one league? The Red Sox, Yankees, Astros and Mariners all have .600 or better winning percentages. From Elias: This is the first time in a non-strike-shortened season in the modern era (since 1900) that four or more teams from a single league entered July with a winning percentage of .600 or better.

The summer begins with the Draft, and the action on Thursday will go well beyond the 60 picks that teams will be making. It’s also a big day for trades, and Philly could very well be active. Keith Pompey of The Inquirer breaks it down:

What will the 76ers do in Thursday’s NBA draft?

They could select 10th and 26th in first round and figure out what to do with four of their second-round selections at 38, 39, 56 and 60. The Sixers could Vance McDonald Youth Jersey opt to decide to trade both first-rounders and a roster player to move up into the Top 5 to nab Slovenia’s Luka Doncic or Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr. Another option would be to just trade their first-round picks to move up just a few spots to maybe seventh or eighth to increase their chance of selecting Mikal Bridges.

Or they could offer a package that includes the 10th pick, Markelle Fultz, Robert Covington or Dario Saric to San Antonio in exchange for disgruntled Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard, a top 5 player when healthy.

Expect the Sixers to do something.