Durant surprised fancied Warriors got Cousins: ‘I guess we ruined it’

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ It wasn’t the first time Durant had visited the Philippines.In 2011, Durant took part in the Ultimate All-Star Weekend where he teamed up with his fellow NBA stars like Chris Paul and Derrick Rose in an exhibition game against the Philippine national team at Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cousins, however, played in only 48 games last season after tearing his left Achilles.Durant feels Cousins would give the Warriors a boost of energy.“Last year was just the same and we needed an injection of energy and I think DeMarcus is going to provide that.”The 29-year-old Durant arrived in the Philippines from China Saturday for his Manila Tour with Nike a month after leading the Warriors to their second straight title. He is scheduled to leave Monday afternoon.After sharing his thoughts with the media, Durant gave his Filipino fans a show at Smart Araneta Coliseum where he joined select ballers and some of the country’s top collegiate stars in a scrimmage.ADVERTISEMENT Kevin Durant. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKevin Durant, the Golden State Warriors superstar, couldn’t wipe the smile off his face while talking about his newest All-Star teammate DeMarcus Cousins.Durant was surprised the Warriors, who are already overflowing with star power, were still able to upgrade their roster by adding Cousins in another wild year in NBA free agency.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Yao Ming graduates from Shanghai Jiao Tong University Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Anti-US rally in Manila against attacks in Iraq PLAY LIST 01:06Anti-US rally in Manila against attacks in Iraq02:29Robredo to Duterte: 200,000 vote margin no small matter02:19Robredo refuses ‘unfair’ tag; asks critics to read her drug war report02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “Around July 2nd, things kind of change for us but adding somebody like DeMarcus, whom I’m very excited about working with. I think it’s going to be a fun year for us,” Durant told Filipino media in a press conference on Sunday at Whitespace Manila in Makati.“I don’t see how everybody let him fall to us but I guess we ruined it,” the two-time NBA champion and two-time Finals MVP said, grinning from ear-to-ear.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Cousins, one of the best big men in the NBA today, shocked the basketball world after reportedly agreeing to sign a one-year deal worth $5.3 million to join the Warriors.The 27-year-old Cousins is a four-time All-Star and is coming off a season where he averaged 25.2 points and career-bests 12.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game for the New Orleans Pelicans. View comments MOST READlast_img read more