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Rumors: Mavs not interested in signing DeMarcus Cousins

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The Dallas Mavericks are not planning to offer a contract to free-agent center DeMarcus Cousins.

Cousins is being mentioned as one of the possible targets for the Mavs this season. However, Mike Fisher of CBS 247 Sports revealed that sources with knowledge of the situation said that the Mavs “do not visualize a scenario in which they will try to lure” the 28-year-old center this summer.

The 28-year-old signed a one-year deal with the Warriors last season in the hopes of boosting his stock again after going down with an Achilles injury. He actually had a decent season with the Warriors, where he averaged 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds in 30 games.

However, it appears teams are thinking twice in signing him after he also went down with an injury during their 2019 NBA Playoffs campaign, raising question marks about his health. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN recently revealed that the market is not looking good for the All-Star center.

“There’s not a market for him,” Wojnarowski said of Cousins. ” I think he hoped that some big market teams would strike out, they’d have cap space and he could get a one-year, $12M, $15M, $18M, $20 million deal. That’s not happening. The mid-level exception he got in Golden State last year? I don’t think that’s there.”

The Warriors might not bring him back as well after they reportedly agreed to a deal with free agent center Willie Cauley-Stein. Golden State also kept Kevon Looney with a three-year, $15 million contract.