According to reports from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic's Shams Charania, veteran centre DeMarcus Cousins plans to sign a 10-day contract with the LA Clippers.
The Los Angeles Clippers plan to sign center DeMarcus Cousins, pending clearance of NBA health and safety protocols, multiple sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.- Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 31, 2021
Charania stated that Cousins is already in Los Angeles going through testing protocols, while Wojnarowski added that the former four-time All-Star is not expected to join the team until some time next week.
Cousins was waived by the Houston Rockets earlier this season, although the franchise fully guaranteed his contract "as a token of gratitude" prior to the mutual decision to part ways.
Cousins had a solid 25-game stint with the Rockets, averaging 9.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game, although his efficiency lacked with .376/.336/.746 shooting splits. He did, however, record six double-doubles over those 25 games, including eight contests where he corralled double-digit rebounds.
His most promising outing of the season came in a blowout win over the Dallas Mavericks, where he went for a vintage performance of 28 points, 17 rebounds and five assists.
Cousins has a lengthy injury history to this point in his career, suffering a torn left Achilles during the 2018 season as a member of the New Orleans Pelicans, a torn left quad in 2019 with the Golden State Warriors and a torn left ACL in 2020 with the Los Angeles Lakers.
In an attempt to bounce back from three devastating injuries, the 30-year-old centre looks to provide the Clippers with another veteran presence in the locker room, stretching their depth at the centre position behind Ivica Zubac and Serge Ibaka.
The Clippers just recently had a six-game win streak snapped but have still won seven of their last 10 games, sitting at third place in the Western Conference.
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