​Washington Wizards point guard John Wall was all of us in this moment. The first time Wall heard that DeMarcus Cousins signed with the Warriors, Wall was in a state of pure denial.


The Warriors' signing of DeMarcus Cousins for just $5.3 million sent ​shockwaves throughout the NBA landscape, and for good reason. One of the best centers in the league when healthy, Cousins averaged 25.4 points, 12.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 1.6 blocks per game in 48 games for the New Orleans Pelicans last season. His season ended abruptly due to a torn left Achilles.


Wall was dumbfounded at first, but he later clarified he understood Cousins' decision. In an interview with the Lexington Herald Leader, Wall said, "“He’s got to do what’s best for him. He’s banking on himself for one year, trying to get himself healthy... To go to a team like that to get his confidence and all that back, and he ain’t got to rush himself back knowing they’re still going to be in the playoffs -- and have a chance to win a ring?”


The Warriors' starting lineup of Cousins, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and ​Kevin Durant could perhaps be the best lineup in NBA history. Good luck beating them this year.