Ex-Clippers center DeMarcus Cousins hit with harsh reality on NBA career
The dust has settled on NBA free agency, and DeMarcus Cousins has yet to find a home. The big man last played for the Los Angeles Clippers but hasn’t been able to latch onto a roster.
Now it appears he’s drawing some massive interest from teams in China. Reports have surfaced on multiple CBA clubs have done their due diligence on the ex-Clippers center, with three showing keen interest in getting a deal done.
DeMarcus Cousins has received an offer from a Chinese league team, and he’s seriously considering the opportunity to play in the CBA. According to a media report, a source revealed that five CBA teams have asked for DeMarcus Cousins’ resume, and three of them are very interested in Cousins. One is a CBA team with strong financial resources. But whether the contract can be reached in the end is not yet known.
The move to China is definitely not one to look down upon, as multiple former NBA stars have forged successful careers in the Asian league. But shifting from going on a playoff run with the Clippers to not getting any NBA offers is a tough pill to swallow, especially given what DeMarcus Cousins was at his peak.
DeMarcus Cousins is far removed from his All-NBA days, but he has remained productive in short spurts. He averaged 7.8 points and 4.5 rebounds for the Clippers in 16 games last season and was used for certain matchups in the playoffs. Perhaps Boogie can find his way to a roster later on in the season. But for now, it looks like he may go on to dominate the CBA for a bit.