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July 11, 2019, 4:11 pmDeMarcus CousinsC, Los Angeles Lakers
DeMarcus Cousins says he's 100 percent recovered from his left quad tear.
Cousins returned to play in the Finals but was clearly not up to his usual standard, and given that he spent most of the year rehabbing from a torn Achilles it's fair to say that we really don't know what a full-strength Boogie looks like these days. A full and healthy summer should do him some good, and he could be in for a big year with the Lakers. Even while playing with some restrictions last season, Cousins was a top-30 player in his 30 games, despite logging only 25.7 mpg. He's definitely on the board as a potential early-round option, and exactly where he gets drafted will depend on people's concerns about his health.
Source: Ryan Ward on Twitter
July 6, 2019, 9:56 pmDeMarcus CousinsC, Los Angeles Lakers
DeMarcus Cousins is now officially a Laker after landing a one-year deal.
After seeing the market for his services dry up quickly, Cousins decided to heed the call of Anthony Davis and reunite with his former teammate in L.A. DMC now gets another, probably last, shot at ressurecting his real-life value and secure a solid payday. He's a top-50 guy when healthy with a nice ceiling, so seeing how he jells with the new-look Lakers will be key come training camp.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
July 6, 2019, 3:01 pmDeMarcus CousinsC, Los Angeles Lakers
Adrian Wojnarowski reports DeMarcus Cousins has agreed to a one-year deal with the Lakers.
Woj added that although Miami and San Antonio both showed interest, it was Anthony Davis who ultimately convinced Cousins to sign with them. This is not great news for JaVale McGee and maybe even more so for Kyle Kuzma, who was expected to start at the four before this move. Cousins was able to put up top-35 standard league per-game value in only 25.7 minutes per game on the Warriros last year and should see at least that much time in a Lakers uniform.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
July 4, 2019, 12:18 pmDeMarcus CousinsC, Golden State Warriors
Candace Buckner of Post Sports, is hearing that the Wizards interim president of basketball operations Tommy Sheppard had a small meeting with free agent DeMarcus Cousins recently in Las Vegas.
It seems that Cousins' market is starting to pick since he switched agents. Cousins is probably the second biggest name left on the market, and he'll surely be sought after more once Kawhi Leonard decides. Cousins will be an interesting mid-round gamble in fantasy drafts next season.
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter
July 3, 2019, 3:07 pmDeMarcus CousinsC, Golden State Warriors
Shams Charania is reporting that several teams have shown interest in DeMarcus Cousins and that the big man has had "direct communication" with other stars, including DeMar Derozan.
The most recent chatter was that Cousins doesn't have much of a market, but he could just be caught up in the wait for Kawhi Leonard's decision like everyone else. Boogie would give San Antonio some extra depth at the five and a serious offensive presence in the second unit, but we'll wait for him to find a new team before getting too deep into projections. It was announced that Cousins changed his representation earlier today, so we'll see how much longer he has to wait to sign.
Source: Shams Charania
July 3, 2019, 12:21 pmDeMarcus CousinsC, Golden State Warriors
DeMarcus Cousins, still looking for work in free agency, has switched representation to Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports.
Yesterday it was reported that there is "not a market" for Cousins, whose fading mobility stuck out like a sore thumb in his lone season with the Warriors. He returned from a torn Achilles to suffer a torn left quad, and while the effort was commendable and we saw glimpses of pre-injury Boogie teams don't seem all that interested in paying Cousins for his past work.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
July 2, 2019, 12:35 pmDeMarcus CousinsC, Golden State Warriors
Speaking on DeMarcus Cousins’ free agency on ESPN, Adrian Wojnarowski said that, “There is not a market for him.”
Cousins is coming off back-to-back seasons with significant injuries. Last season Cousins had to settle for a small one-year deal with the Warriors to rehab his value, and he may have to do so again after tearing his quad in the playoffs. The Mavs were known to be heavily interested in Cousins pre-injury, and the Lakers are a team that will presumably take a look as well once Kawhi Leonard makes up his mind.
Source: NBA on ESPN
June 30, 2019, 3:25 pmDeMarcus CousinsC, Golden State Warriors
David Aldridge is reporting that the Knicks currently have no plans of offering a short-term deal to DeMarcus Cousins, though the player and organization have a good rapport.
It had been speculated that the Knicks would pivot to Cousins if they strike out on their top targets, and a short-term deal would give Boogie the chance to rehab his value further after an injury-filled campaign. However, it appears that the Knicks would rather target younger players on shorter contracts in the interim. That's not to say that they can't or will not sign Cousins, only that it does not look like their first course of action.
Source: David Aldridge on Twitter
June 26, 2019, 10:54 pmDeMarcus CousinsC, Golden State Warriors
According to Marc Stein, the Knicks will extend a short-term offer to DeMarcus Cousins if they miss out on Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Kawhi Leonard.
They have been planning for quite some time to pursue the big-time names, but will pursue some short-term deals like Cousins if they strike out. Cousins' offer would likely be a considerable one-year offer, while other free agents may get the same as the Knicks have two max spots.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
June 26, 2019, 9:35 amDeMarcus CousinsC, Golden State Warriors
Free agent center DeMarcus Cousins is among the players on the Knicks’ radar, according to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated.
Cousins, 28, is coming off a one-year stint with the Warriors, where he averaged 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds, but he was limited to just 30 regular-season games. New York is still holding out hope for Kevin Durant but if he doesn’t come to the Big Apple, the Knicks clearly have others on their radar as sort of contingency plans and Boogie is one of them. Spears also reported that the Knicks have their eyes on Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris and DeAndre Jordan.
Source: Marc J. Spears
June 14, 2019, 7:42 pmDeMarcus CousinsC, Golden State Warriors
Speaking to the media on Friday, Steve Kerr said he hopes that DeMarcus Cousins can find a big deal in free agency but also that he sees a way for Cousins to return to the Warriors.
"I could absolutely foresee a place for DeMarcus here if he wants to come back," was the direct quote. It certainly doesn't sound like the Warriors intend to offer Cousins all that much money — not that they're likely going to have room considering their larger priorities — and he wasn't really a stylistic fit with the team, though how much of that was because of injuries is up for debate. Where Boogie ends up will determine his fantasy outlook, though the days of him being a primary building block for a franchise may be over with the game demanding mobility and athleticism.
Source: Nick Friedell on Twitter
June 14, 2019, 12:32 amDeMarcus CousinsC, Golden State Warriors
DeMarcus Cousins scored 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting with five rebounds, two assists and a block in Thursday's Game 6 loss to the Raptors.
Cousins put on his best effort and it almost looked like the Warriors were going to win thanks to his play, but they barely fell short. There's no questioning his heart, but there were times where he was clearly exposed on the defensive end and the Raptors took advantage of it.
June 11, 2019, 12:04 amDeMarcus CousinsC, Golden State Warriors
DeMarcus Cousins came off the bench for 14 points (6-for-8 FGs, 1-for-4 FTs), six rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one trey in 20 minutes vs. the Raptors in Monday's Game 5.
Cousins didn't enter the game until Kevin Durant exited in the 2nd quarter with his injury. Boogie was a defensive liability, but he worked the boards and had some big putbacks. With Durant and Kevon Looney possibly both out for Game 6 on Thursday, look for more from Cousins once again.
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