DeMarcus Cousins entered the NBA in 2010 as the fifth overall pick by the Sacramento Kings. Since then, Boogie has played for the New Orleans Pelicans and Golden State Warriors. Cousins was a member of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2019-20, but he didn’t play in a single game after tearing his ACL during a pick-up game before the campaign started.
According to Emmy Wallin of Wealthy Gorilla, Cousins has a net worth of roughly $37 million in 2020. He holds career NBA averages of 21.2 points, 10.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 565 games while shooting 46.1 percent from the field, 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line.
Cousins is a four-time All-Star and used to be one of the best players in the NBA. Unfortunately, the injury bug hasn’t bitten him over the past couple of seasons, but his net worth is still pretty good for a guy who has had to sign back-to-back cheap contracts with the Warriors and Lakers as a result of his injuries.
Cousins has made around $89,548,986 in NBA money since getting drafted out of Kentucky, with most of that money coming from the Kings when he was a dominant force in the paint. Boogie earned $56,862,500 in total cash from the Kings and finished his Sacramento career with averages of 21.1 points and 10.8 rebounds in 470 games.
At the 2017 trade deadline, the Kings traded Cousins to the Pelicans, where DeMarcus got the chance to play with his close pal, fellow Kentucky alum Anthony Davis. Cousins made $23,849,486 from New Orleans and averaged 25.0 points and 12.7 rebounds in 65 starts. The Pelicans appeared they were going to have a dynamic frontcourt with Davis and Cousins for the long haul.
However, during the 2017-18 season, Cousins tragically tore his Achilles tendon and nothing has been the same since for him. The Alabama native became an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2018 and received zero offers since teams were scared about his injury and big personality.
So, Cousins reached out to the Warriors and expressed interest in playing for the Dubs since he knew Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green pretty well. The Warriors signed Cousins to a one-year, $5,337,000 deal. He missed the first half of the 2018-19 season recovering from his Achilles tear and wound up making his Warriors debut against the Los Angeles Clippers on Jan. 18, 2019.
Cousins put up 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds for the Warriors in 30 games and was looking forward to playing in the playoffs for the first time in his career. Sadly, he tore his quad muscle in Game 2 of the first round of the playoffs against the Clippers. The Achilles tear and quad injury have cost Cousins so much money in the NBA and it’s really sad.
Cousins was able to play in the 2019 Finals against the Toronto Raptors after rehabbing his quad injury rather quickly. However, he only averaged 8.3 points and 4.7 rebounds. The Warriors lost the series in six games and Cousins was set to hit the open market again in the summer of 2019.
The Lakers signed Cousins to a one-year, $3.5 million deal. DeMarcus was reunited with Davis and Rajon Rondo in Los Angeles and the plan was for him to play like an All-Star again and get a big deal in 2020.
However, that injury bug we mentioned before just wouldn’t leave Cousins alone. While playing in a pick-up game in Las Vegas, Cousins tore his left ACL and was done for the rest of the 2019-20 campaign. The Lakers allowed Cousins to rehab at the facility even after waiving him on Feb. 23, 2020.
Cousins has an endorsement deal with Puma. He famously flew the Puma Jet down to his hometown of Mobile, Alabama when he was playing for the Warriors. Boogie has also done a lot of charity work over the years.
Cousins’ net worth should increase over time assuming he’s able to recover from his ACL tear and sign more deals in the NBA. The entire basketball world is rooting for Cousins, as he’s been through sports hell over the past couple of years injury-wise.
However, Cousins is a hard worker and a man of faith. He knows everything happens for a reason and is blessed to even be in the position he’s in, as not many people become millionaires from Mobile, Alabama. The fact that his net worth is at $37 million is amazing in and of itself.
Here’s to hoping that DeMarcus Cousins is on an NBA team whenever the 2020-21 season starts. While he won’t get a big deal since he’s coming off an ACL tear, Cousins is likely just looking to sign with a club that will let him play his game.