DeMarcus Cousins’ Cryptic Message Revs Up Signing Speculation
As the NBA restart in Orlando nears, big man DeMarcus Cousins is still without a team and continues to be one of the more intriguing options available as a substitute gamer.
With a rash of favorable tests around the league– consisting of in the centers of Milwaukee and the LA Clippers– and players continuing to pull out, speculation was increase that Cousins might be signing with a group soon. The four-time All-Star produced more buzz when he fired off a cryptic tweet on Monday.
The replies on the tweet were filled with groups petitioning for Cousins to come to their team. However, it turns out it was just a tease for his new funny special on Amazon– Boogie’s Funny Slam.
The Lakers parted methods with Cousins in February, waiving the four-time all-star to make room for Markieff Morris. Cousins did not play a game for the Lakers before his release and had actually been rehabbing from a torn ACL he suffered this summer season. He was wishing to make his return throughout the season, however much was still unsure and the Lakers chose rather to include a player that would make an instant impact in Morris.
When healthy, Cousins was a strolling double-double, averaging 21.2 points and 10.9 rebounds for his career. He also has career averages of 3.2 assists, 1.4 takes and 1.2 blocks per game and shoots simply around 33 percent from 3-point variety.
Cousins might still be a property for a group, however he’s weighing his options with the possibility of rehabbing additional to avoid another ravaging injury after having his career blown off course.
” Cousins, he and his representative, Jeff Schwartz– I’m informed they’re going to be really mindful about where they might dedicate,” ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski stated on Get Up (h/t Bleacher Report). “There’s groups interested, however they’re going to need to discover the ideal scenario for him to come back now, because if they can offer him another 6 months of rehabilitation and preparation for next season, would not rule him out with a team this year, however it’s got to be the ideal group, right situation or he just waits till a training camp next year with a new group.”
Shams Charania previously reported that Boogie would remain for the season last month, however if a formerly untapped opportunity arose due to a roster area opening, Cousins might change his mind.
The “deal window” ended on June 30, but teams can still sign alternative gamers up until Aug. 14.
While Cousins did not get on the court in purple and gold, he still made an effect on the group with his veteran presence.
” DeMarcus has actually been here rehabbing and been a great member of this team behind the scenes that nobody gets to see since the only thing he can do is be a good teammate and travel, and show up to every game and have a great attitude,” Lakers guard Alex Caruso informed Kyle Goon earlier this season. “And he’s done that and been one of the very best colleagues as far as simply keeping everybody’s energy high and not too low.”