DeMarcus Cousins is reportedly close to finding a new home, and the Denver Nuggets plan to sign the big man to a 10-day contract. according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
Denver Nuggets plan to sign free-agent center DeMarcus Cousins to a 10-day deal, sources say @ElAthletic @Stadium.
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 9, 2023
The Milwaukee Bucks gave up the 31-year-old this week to open a spot on the roster and in Denver, he would form a solid center rotation behind reigning MVP Nikola Jokic.
He would also meet former coach Mike Malone, who was with the Sacramento Kings in 2013-14.
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Cousins, who has struggled with injuries in recent seasons, split time last season between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Clippers after missing the entire 2019-20 season due to an ACL injury.
He was productive in his time in Milwaukee, averaging 9.0 points, 5.8 rebounds in 17 games (five starts).
According to Marc Spears of The Undefeated, Cousins will first meet with Nuggets president Tim Connelly “before a contract is officially offered.”
Cousins is expected to meet with Nuggets president Tim Connelly before a contract is officially offered, according to sources. Cousins also played for Nuggets head coach Michael Malone with the Sacramento Kings and had a strong relationship with him.
– Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) January 9, 2023