DeMarcus Cousins was one of the best centers in the NBA in its heyday. As a member of the Sacramento Kings, Boogie had some of the best seasons of his career and established himself as a future NBA star. He made good progress when he formed a dangerous twin tower duo with Anthony Davis at the New Orleans Pelicans, but injuries would derail Cousins’ career.
He began receiving veteran lows in the league from 2018-19, when he joined the Golden State Warriors in a move that surprised many as a blatant ring-hunting move. The Warriors failed to win a title, but Cousins found another contract with the Lakers. He was dropped during the season due to JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard surging over him.
Since then, Boogie has played for the Clippers, Rockets, Bucks and most recently the Denver Nuggets. However, Cousins is still out of contract for the upcoming season. His reserve game in Denver proved he has a place in the league and is in shape, so fans are debating where the former All-Star will end up.
Which team will the DeMarcus Cousins end up on?
Boogie was a good backup for the Nuggets last season, especially during the Playoffs. Although he only averages 11 minutes per game, Boogie was scoring 10 points per game in great efficiency. He definitely has a place in the league for a team that is looking for a big boost.
The Brooklyn Nets seem to be the most natural fit. While they have young players on the roster that they could use at that point, Cousins would give them a veteran domestic presence they can produce offensively. Nicholas Claxton is a good defensive center, so the Nets can use lineups that alternate their strengths. However, it looks like Brooklyn might be better off with a defensive center given the offensive power of their lineup.
Outside the Nets, the Clippers could use a backup for Ivica Zubac after losing Isaiah Hartenstein to the New York Knicks. The Miami Heat will count on Omer Yurtseven to be Bam Adebayo’s backup, which is completely normal. They could still add someone like Boogie to help out on offense, especially off the bench. There are options for one of the best centers of the 2010s, it’s just a matter of who bids first.