Demarcus Cousins Headed To A New Team

Demarcus "Boogie" Cousins' career has been all but derailed by injuries over the last few seasons, leaving the former 2x All-NBA center to settle for lesser and lesser contracts as he gets older.  Since Cousins injured his Achilles back in 2018 when he was with the New Orleans Pelicans, the 6'10" center has not played in more than 48 games in a single season.  Boogie has suffered a multitude of injuries during that time but was optimistic he could help a contending team, and maybe even win a championship when he signed with defending NBA Champions the Milwaukee Bucks in November.

The Bucks waived the 4x All-Star earlier this month, leaving Cousins without a team for just a few weeks, as Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday that Demarcus Cousins will be signing a 10-day contract with the Denver Nuggets:

Cousins can provide some interior scoring and rebounding, even in limited minutes, behind last year's League MVP Nikola Jokic.  Cousins is known for his toughness and perhaps the Nuggets could use his size off the bench in the playoffs during a long 7-game series.  The Nuggets will get a good look at Cousins over the next 10 days as Woj pointed out that the Nuggets play 6 games during the stretch that Boogie will be signed for.  Denver could be getting a steal if Cousins stays healthy, as he performed well off the bench for the Bucks to the point where his per-36 minute averages were comparable to that of his prime: 19.3 points, 12.3 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block.

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