DeMarcus Cousins Left A "Bad Taste" With Former Team Who Are "Adamant" Not To Sign Him

DeMarcus Cousins is a four-time former All-Star, and he's still a free agent, with no NBA team willing to take him in this season. At least one former team will apparently not be considering signing him again anytime soon. 

Despite never actually playing a game for them, the Los Angeles Lakers have no intentions of signing Cousins. Per Lakers Daily, GM Rob Pelinka was not impressed in Boogie's short non-playing time with the team:

Sources tell Lakers Daily that general manager Rob Pelinka is not a fan of Cousins. Apparently, he “left a bad taste in Pelinka’s mouth,” and the team is “adamant” about not signing him.

The Lakers had signed Cousins in the summer of 2019, just before his torn ACL injury (which followed his torn Achilles in quick succession, both of which pretty much demolished his career).

And yes, with Mo Bamba out, they do need a little help at the backup big spot, but it seems that Cousins' relations with the Lakers didn't leave Pelinka too impressed. The same could likely be said about most other teams—six clubs in the last six seasons—which would explain why he's still unemployed with only ten games left in the season. 

Last year, Boogie got into 48 NBA games, split between the Milwaukee Bucks and Denver Nuggets. Since his All-Star years in Sacramento and New Orleans from 2014 through 2018, Cousins has been relegated to a bit part backup when he has been able to catch on with teams. He has career marks of 19.6 points and 10.2 rebounds. 

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