Former Kentucky star DeMarcus Cousins has found a new home.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Cousins has signed a deal with the Houston Rockets.
Cousins is signing a new deal with the Rockets, sources said. https://t.co/LUCaKrWwcj
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 23, 2020
Later reports confirmed that Cousins’ deal will last one year.
This news comes after Cousins, who hasn’t played a game in 18 months, reportedly received immediate interest from multiple teams after free agency began last Friday afternoon at 6 p.m.
Cousins last played for Golden State in 2018-19 when the Warriors fell to the Toronto Raptors in the 2019 NBA Finals in six games.
The former Wildcat signed with the Los Angeles Lakers last offseason, but tore his ACL just one month after joining the team in August of 2019, forcing him to miss the entirety of the 2019-20 season. He previously suffered a ruptured Achilles as a member of the New Orleans Pelicans in Jan. 2018, then tore his quadricep in April it 2019 with the Warriors.
Over the course of his 10-year career, the 30-year old has averaged 21.2 points, 10.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.2 blocks per contest while shooting 46.1 percent from the field overall and 33.2 percent from three.
In his lone season at Kentucky, the former Wildcat averaged 15.1 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game, helping the team reach the Elite Eight of the 2010 NCAA Tournament. He was drafted by the Sacramento Kings with the fifth overall pick, where he became a four-time NBA All-Star from 2015 to 2018.
While we wait to see him make his return to the floor this season, let’s take a stroll down memory lane with some of his best career plays and highlights:
Welcome back, Boogie.