Report: DeMarcus Cousins Returning to NBA With Champs


DeMarcus Cousins is returning to the NBA, after signing a one-year non-guaranteed contract with the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks. 

The Bucks are Cousins' 6th NBA team; He last played with the Los Angeles Clippers for the last 16 games plus playoffs of the 2020-21 season, where he averaged 7.8 points and 4.5 rebounds. 

Cousins sat out the entire 2019-20 season due to a torn ACL, suffered during the offseason, and the 31-year-old, while he's shown flashes, hasn't quite returned to his former self. 

The Bucks, however, are in need of another big man, and according to Adrian Wojnarowski, had kept a roster spot open for just this type of eventuality.  

Cousins was a four-time All-Star with the Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans before his ACL injury. 

Bucks center Brook Lopez has been out with a bad back for 6 weeks, opening a  need for Cousins.

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