Rockets big man DeMarcus Cousins sees some Anthony Davis in Christian Wood
DeMarcus Cousins will be spending the next couple of weeks adjusting to his new teammates ahead of opening night. In such, he’s already had some impressive takes on one of his fellow Rockets newcomers in Christian Wood.
Cousins thinks he and Christian Wood can work together. "I think he has a lot of the intangibles of an Anthony Davis. I think he has the intangibles of being All-Defense."
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If Wood transitions into anything resembling a Davis-like combo with Cousins, it could spell trouble for the rest of the league. Davis and Cousins both posted All-Star caliber numbers during their time with the New Orleans Pelicans, with both players eventually being selected as All-Stars during both of Cousins’ seasons in New Orleans.
Wood was highly sought out during free agency given his spectacular play with the Detroit Pistons. Seeing as he would likely require a bigger role and higher pay than the Pistons were willing to give out, a plethora of teams were on standby as soon as free agency commenced. Wood averaged 13.1 points and 6.3 rebounds through 21.4 minutes of play with the Pistons last season.
Now, he’ll likely be slotted into the starting role alongside Cousins, James Harden, and newly acquired star point guard John Wall. Cousins is also excited at the thought of playing alongside Wall, his former Kentucky Wildcats co-star. Wall had long desired to get Cousins to the Washington Wizards after he became a free agent years ago.
The Rockets front office has taken the legitimate time to revamp their roster ahead of the upcoming season, siding with a more traditional lineup versus the small-ball lineup that led to their demise last season.