A look at top performers from the opening night of 2018 Summer League in Salt Lake City and Sacramento:
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Adam Himmelsbach of The Chris Kunitz Authentic Jersey Boston Globe reports (via Twitter) that by the time the Celtics started to look into making Cousins an offer, it was too late.
According to a league source, the Celtics never made an offer for DeMarcus Cousins. They’d heard he might have interest in Boston, and by the time they started to look into it, he was a Warrior.
Additionally, Chris Mannix of Authentic Vince Carter Jersey Yahoo Sports reports (via Twitter) that the Celtics’ interest in Cousins should not be overstated:
Wouldn’t overstate DeMarcus Cousins interest in Boston. Cousins camp alerted Boston to a potential interest in signing there, per source, but the deal with Golden State was wrapped up before the Celtics made an offer.