DeMarcus Cousins is planning to sign a one-year deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium says it's a non-guaranteed deal.

Cousins has been a free agent after playing a limited role on the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers last season. The big man has bounced around the NBA in recent seasons while dealing with a number of injuries.

After blossoming into an All-Star with the Sacramento Kings, Cousins has played for the New Orleans Pelicans, Golden State Warriors, Rockets and Clippers. He signed with the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2019-20 season, but he tore his ACL and didn't play a game.

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The Bucks are starting to pick things up after a sluggish start to the season. However, starting center Brook Lopez has only appeared in one game so far. Lopez playing in Milwaukee's season opener against the Brooklyn Nets but has been out ever since because of a back injury.

This Cousins signing seems to be a bit of insurance for Lopez. It's a low-risk move given the non-guaranteed nature of the deal. Boogie obviously isn't the player he used to be, but perhaps he can soak up some frontcourt minutes if necessary.

The Bucks are currently on a six-game winning streak after starting 2021-22 with a record of 6-8. As the team has gotten healthier, Milwaukee has started to resemble its championship form. Don't be surprised if the Bucks finish atop the Eastern Conference, and Cousins is hoping to be along for the ride.