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DeMarcus Cousins reportedly receiving interest on opening night of NBA free agency

(Photo by Mark Blinch/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Mark Blinch/NBAE via Getty Images)

He hasn’t played an NBA game in nearly 18 months, but that doesn’t mean he’s done for good.

According to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, former Kentucky Wildcat big man and current NBA free agent DeMarcus Cousins is receiving some interest among teams as free agency began Friday afternoon at 6 p.m. 

The last time Cousins was on the floor was as a member of the Golden State Warriors when they fell to the Toronto Raptors in the 2019 NBA Finals in six games. Injuries have plagued his career the last few seasons as he suffered a ruptured Achilles with the New Orleans Pelicans in Jan. 2018, a torn quadricep in April of 2019 with the Warriors, then a torn ACL in August of 2019 roughly one month after signing with the Los Angeles Lakers. Cousins had to relearn to walk before he could get back on the hardwood.

That ACL injury was now well over a year ago, though. The 30-year-old Cousins is surely going to be rusty, but he has had plenty of time to rehab and get himself back into NBA shape. Some franchise will likely take a chance on him, maybe an organization with close ties to the Kentucky program such as the New York Knicks and new assistant coach Kenny Payne?

Cousins is still a four-time All-Star and not old enough that he’s invaluable. He can score down low, shoot from beyond the arc, and is an underrated passer. Let’s hope he finds a new home sometime soon!

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA and UK Hoops. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

5 Comments for DeMarcus Cousins reportedly receiving interest on opening night of NBA free agency



  1. ChuckHayesIsAFullGrownMan
    11:55 pm November 20, 2020 Permalink

    “Cousins is still a four-time All-Star and not old enough that he’s invaluable.”

    Please tell me what this means. It sure seems like complete nonsense.



  2. clarks
    1:34 am November 21, 2020 Permalink

    Good luck big cuz like to see u back on track for rest of your career however long u plan to play. If u gave it up today we wont forget ya but if u get back in the game I got full confidence that your skills will show. Sure your rusty and not in game shape but get on a team that needs alot so u can showcase what’s left and can move up next year off the minimum and get a little payday before it’s too late. Go to Knicks lead end to playoffs and be a hero in ny



  3. Looother
    2:17 am November 21, 2020 Permalink

    My sources say that Boogie’s NBA career is pretty much over…



  4. BlueTXHeart
    8:20 am November 21, 2020 Permalink

    With Dwight Howard unexpectedly leaving the Lakers, here’s hoping that Boogie can slide into that role with the Lakers and team up with AD for another run.



    • Tom Bombadil
      11:06 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

      Montrezl Harrell already slid into that role… He is a Laker now