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Cousins ​​stays with the Nuggets



After signing two ten-day contracts with Denver, 31-year-old pivot DeMarcus Cousins ​​will be hired until the end of the season by the Nuggets.

DeMarcus Cousins ​​is guaranteed to play in the NBA until the end of the season! Indispensable pivot a few years ago, but wandered from franchise to franchise for a few seasons, the 31-year-old player will definitely settle in Denver. “Boogie” had signed two ten-day contracts with the Nuggets, but the last one expired on the weekend of the All Star Game. The Colorado franchise was therefore obliged to sign him until the end of the season, or let him go, and they chose the first option.

Since his debut for the Nuggets on January 23, DeMarcus Cousins ​​has played eight games and won them all! Replacing reigning MVP Nikola Jokic, he averaged 2.9 points and 6.3 rebounds in 13 minutes, including two wins over Brooklyn, one over Orlando and one over Golden State. In a team currently sixth in the Western Conference (33 wins – 25 losses), DeMarcus Cousins ​​has a good hope of playing in the play-offs at the end of the season, which would only be the third time for him in his entire career. , after 2019 with Golden State and 2021 with the Clippers.

Cousins ​​started the season in Milwaukee

At the start of the season, the Alabama native found himself without a franchise following the end of his contract with the Clippers, but he bounced back to defending champion Milwaukee, where he played 17 games between the 1st December and January 5, averaging 2.7 points and 5.8 rebounds in 17 minutes, before being cut. The pivot’s career has declined in recent years, with short contracts with the Warriors, Rockets, Clippers, Bucks and therefore the Nuggets, while he was a hit in his first six seasons in Sacramento, before spending a year in New Orleans. Until an Achilles tendon rupture in January 2018 which changed everything for him. But the Nuggets may help him get back to the top…

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