The rumors started earlier in the week and now it appears they have come to life.
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Los Angeles Clippers plan to sign former Kentucky Wildcat and 10-year NBA veteran DeMarcus Cousins to a 10-day contract. It was initially reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on March 31 that the Clippers and Cousins were “discussing” a short-term deal, although an official agreement was not expected until later in the week.
Per Charania, that time has come, and as long as Boogie passes the health and safety protocols, he will join the Clippers as early as Monday.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 4, 2021
Cousins has appeared in 25 games during the 2020-21 season thus far, 11 of them starts for the Houston Rockets. The organization waived him on Feb. 23 and he has not played since. The 30-year old averaged 9.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 2.4 assists in 20.2 minutes per game for the Rockets, which gave him the opportunity for his first on-court action since April 2019. Several lower-body injuries have derailed the last few years of his career before he eventually made his comeback.
Houston doesn’t have plans of making a playoff run and elected to free up Cousins for a shot at helping a contender. Some thought he might wind up joining Anthony Davis and the Lakers, but instead, Cousins will team up with Rajon Rondo and Patrick Patterson across the street. And oh yeah, some guys named Kawhi Leonard and Paul George play there, too.