November 23, 2020, 5:50 pmDeMarcus CousinsC, Los Angeles Lakers
DeMarcus Cousins has agreed to a deal with the Rockets, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
The Rockets are making a hard pivot away from their old small-ball ways, rolling the dice on a former All-Star in Cousins. Two significant leg injuries (torn Achilles, torn ACL) have limited Cousins to 78 appearances over the last three seasons and it's fair to question what he has left in the tank, but there's a chance that he can earn a starting job in Houston. It's a low-risk deal at just one non-guaranteed season. The Rockets, despite Russell Westbrook and James Harden signaling that they might not want to be in Houston long-term, don't appear ready to tear it down with their win-now additions to the frontcourt this offseason.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter