Nuggets Center A Free Agent Again As Contract Expires

With the completion of his third 10-day contract, one 'hardship' and two 'regular' 10-days, Denver Nuggets center DeMarcus Cousins is now a free agent once again.  

The Nuggets are 8-0 when Boogie plays, and as noted by Keith Smith, if the Nuggets want to keep Cousins, they'll now need to sign him for the rest of the season. 

As we reported earlier this month, Boogie has definitely won over Nikola Jokic, probably the most important person in the Nuggets' organization, to earn a longer stay. In fact, Jokic says Cousins is "fun to be around".

“I love him," said The Joker. "Before, we were kind of rivals. He’s actually a really good guy. Fun to be around. Great personality. Can get a little bit crazy when the refs don’t go his way. He proved me wrong.”

The 31-year-old center has played 8 games for the Nuggets, posting averages of 6.1 points and 6.3 points in 13 minutes per game. He provides the backup big man that the team needs. 

The Nuggets are Boogie's 4th team in the last two seasons, as he continues to try to find a way to stick in the NBA. Denver's next game is Thursday, so still some time before they need to get the big guy's signature on a contract. And March 1st is the deadline for players to be on a roster to be playoff-eligible. 

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