DeMarcus Cousins Waived by Houston Rockets
DeMarcus Cousins’ time in Houston has come to an end, after 25 games, he has been waived by the Rockets.
ESPN says, the move came after a mutual decision was made between the team and Boogie to part ways. Cousins’ minimum salary of 2.3 million dollars was guaranteed by the Rockets as a token of appreciation. The 4-time All-Star will reportedly look at possibly joining another team. ESPN also says, according to sources, Cousins was not happy with his role as a backup center to Christian Wood, and he wanted more playing time. He averaged close to 10 points and 8 rebounds, but his shooting percentage was less than 40 percent.
Cousins was trying to revive his career after multiple serious injuries. It started in the 2017-18 season, when he ruptured his Achilles tendon while playing for the New Orleans Pelicans. The following season, he then signed with the Golden State Warriors, but he tore his quadriceps muscle. Last season, he joined the Los Angeles Lakers, but tore his ACL before taking the court. The Kentucky product has averaged close to 21 points and 11 rebounds for his career, since being drafted by the Sacramento Kings in the 2010 NBA draft, as the fifth overall pick.