Per NBA insider Shams Charania, the Nuggets are signing Cousins to a “rest-of-season contract.” The deal should be complete within a few days. Denver clearly believes in the veteran forward, who’s bounced around the NBA these past few years.
“Sources: The Denver Nuggets are planning to sign center DeMarcus Cousins to a rest-of-season contract in the coming days,” Shams tweeted. “Cousins’ final 10-day expired over the weekend. He’s averaged 6.1 points and 6.3 rebounds with Denver, where he’s reunited with Michael Malone.”
DeMarcus Cousins has played for a number of teams in the past few years. He spent some time with the Houston Rockets and then Los Angeles Clippers in the 2020-21 season. This year he started out with the Milwaukee Bucks and now will finish out the season with the Denver Nuggets.
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This season, Cousins is averaging 8.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. He’s starting to become a reliable forward off the bench, and the Nuggets clearly have a use for him the rest of this season.
The Nuggets, meanwhile, are 33-25 this season, good for sixth place in the Western Conference. They hold a 2.5-game lead over the seventh-place Minnesota Timberwolves.