DeMarcus Cousins – Center
After being waived by the Houston Rockets in late-February, no team was willing to sign DeMarcus Cousins to a minimum contract until the Los Angeles Clippers announced that they were signing Cousins to a 10-day contract just the other day. It is yet to be known if Los Angeles plans on keeping Cousins and signing him to a deal for the remainder of the year, but if they elect not to sign him once his ten days are up, he will become a free agent once again.
For some reason, teams have given up on Cousins even though he has proven that he can still contribute at a relatively high level. He has had some major injuries over the years and is not the All-Star caliber player he once was, but DeMarcus Cousins is still more than capable of being one of the better backup centers in the entire league.
In 25 games with the Rockets this season, DeMarcus Cousins averaged 9.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and shot 37.6% from the floor, 33.6% from three-point range. Again, he is not going to be the double-double machine he once was, but Cousins is more than capable of playing 15-20 minutes and contributing for a championship-caliber team like the Clippers.
With Serge Ibaka being out right now and Ivica Zubac being their only other big man, signing DeMarcus Cousins to a 10-day contract definitely made sense for the Clippers and hopefully, for Cousins’ sake, they sign him for the rest of the season.
If they do not though, there should still be a few playoff-contending teams that should express interest in the former 4x All-Star.