The Houston Rockets Have Waived Demarcus Cousins
Former Mobile native, Demarcus Cousins has been waived by the Houston Rockets. Both parties mutually agreed to part ways according to ESPN. Cousins was given $2.3 million in guaranteed money from the Rockets, but will now look for other interested teams to join.
Cousins is a four-time NBA All-Star who is only 30-years old.
Cousins averaged 9.6 points per game along with 7.6 rebounds. Demarcus has battled many injuries in his career, along with many new teams that sometimes comes with difficult transitions.
Some are wondering if the Los Angeles Lakers may have some interest in the former All-Star big man.
Cousins has had a great NBA career so far despite having some minor setbacks. Averaging almost 21 points per game and nearly 11 rebounds per game since entering the league in 2010 after being drafted by the Sacramento Kings.
The Rockets have had an emerging young big man in Christian Wood, who some believe is a big reason why both Cousins and the Houston Rockets mutually agreed to part ways.
Cousins saw the writing on the wall despite Woods going down with an injury and the Rockets losing their past eight games. Clearly, the Rockets have a lot of new faces ever since the blockbuster trade involving former Rocket star James Harden and the Brooklyn Nets.
Cousins, when healthy is a guy who can consistently give a team double-doubles almost every game. He would be an instant impact guy on a team who is a true championship contender.