DeMarcus Cousins agrees to 1-year deal with Rockets
Former All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins has agreed to a one-year deal with the Houston Rockets.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Cousins is signing a one-year, non-guaranteed deal. Other details of the agreement with the Rockets, however, were not disclosed.
Cousins will sign a one-year, non-guaranteed deal, sources said. Houston expressed interest in signing the four-time All-Star before the NBA restart in July. Cousins serves as an upside signing, and has shown focus and drive in rehab through multiple long-term injuries. https://t.co/LUCaKrWwcj
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 23, 2020
Before the 2019-20 season, DeMarcus Cousins signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. He joined the Purple and Gold in hopes to be part of a team that can compete for a title while also showing he can still produce at a high level in the NBA.
Sadly, Cousins suffered a torn ACL before he could suit up for Los Angeles in a single game. As a result, he was released by the Lakers later in the season as the team went on to win the NBA Finals.
Fast forward to this offseason and Cousins was looking for an opportunity to return to the league. The veteran big man appears to be healthy and ready to contribute to a team next season.
With Cousins joining the Rockets, it’s evident that Houston is taking a new approach to the roster under a new regime. However, it is unknown if Cousins is going to be enough to keep James Harden and Russell Westbrook from wanting out of Houston.
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