The Milwaukee Bucks added journeyman center DeMarcus Cousins to their roster Sunday. Last season, Cousins spent time with the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Clippers, including their historical postseason run to the Western Conference Finals.
With Milwaukee lacking size because of Brook Lopez’s continued absence due to lower back issues, the team took a flier on Cousins, 31, with a non-guaranteed that would become guaranteed if he can last until January 7.
The Clippers hope signing Cousins will help stabilize the bench while providing more experience in the locker room. On the floor, his 3 point ability and post moves can provide more frontcourt help for Giannis Antetokounmpo. In limited minutes with the Clippers, Cousins averaged 7.8 points per game on 53.7 percent shooting from the field, including 42.1 percent from behind the arc.
DeMarcus Cousins has career averages of 20.4 points and 10.6 rebounds over ten years. He was once considered one of the top centers in the NBA before he tore his Achilles tendon and ACL that seem to have robbed him of his physical gifts. Before his injuries, Cousins was a four-time All-Star and a two-time All-NBA second-team selection.
After spending the bulk of his career with the Sacramento Kings before his trade to New Orleans in 2017, Boogie has bounced around the NBA, signing free-agent deals with the Golden State Warriors, the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston, the Clippers, and now the Bucks.