DeMarcus Cousins signed a 10 day contract with Denver Nuggets, based on ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday. The veteran big man was not signed by a team when the season started, but signed an unsecured contract with Milwaukee Bucks he played 17 games for the defending champions. He was eventually excused, but Bucks general manager Jon Horst commended him for his performance while he was in Milwaukee.
“We wouldn’t have been able to get through this difficult period of the season as successfully as we did without DeMarcus,” Horst told ESPN after the Bucks abandoned the Cousins. “At the end of the day, we made the strategic decision to get a spot in the open squad, but nothing stopped us from partnering with DeMarcus again. He’s been great for us, and hopefully We hope we can help him too.”
Now, Cousins will join a Nuggets team of limited depth throughout the season. Both Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. came out with serious injuries, and the bench was largely devoid of the traditional big boys. After the trading prospect Bol Bol, Denver’s list has grown even more in circumference than it has now, and now JaMychal Green Within health and safety protocols, Denver desperately needed someone to fill every minute of the journey.
That would seem to be cousins. In theory, he should launch some attacking punches from a backup central position, but he’s shot under 47 percent from the field in Milwaukee while making just 13 of his 48 3-point efforts. If he’ll help keep the Nuggets afloat when Nikola Jokic on the bench, he’ll have to look like the player he’s meant for Los Angeles Clippers a season ago. Physically, he’s too far away from his glory days as a Sacramento Kings All-Star to get back into that form, but if he can get the shots, he’ll be a worthwhile short-term addition to the Nuggets.
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