The last few years have not been kind to 32-year-old NBA big man DeMarcus Cousins.
Despite his best efforts to remain on an NBA roster, Cousins can’t seem to find work in the league anymore.
It has gotten him to the point of being confused about what’s going on with his basketball career.
After a solid stint with the Sacramento Kings, which led to a blockbuster trade to the New Orleans Pelicans to join forces with Anthony Davis, Cousins suffered injury after injury and was never able to reclaim his form as one of the most versatile big men in the game.
DeMarcus Cousins said he "would love to get a real answer" as to why he isn't playing in the league at the moment
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— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) March 28, 2023
@JeanieBuss sign him before friday
— Ending the season 7-0 (@abdullah_1of1) March 28, 2023
I would like to see him back in SAC
— Ant (@Big_Z_zzz) March 28, 2023
He still better than every big man on the mavericks!
— Jay ⭐️ (@jjones_214) March 28, 2023
Deandre Jordan still in the league btw
— blast (@blastonem_) March 28, 2023
Lack of talent
— kevin (@kevinnstirberr) March 28, 2023
The Kentucky product has played for a lot of different teams over the last few years and has been unable to ink a long-term deal during those stints.
After the Pelicans, Cousins bounced around from the Golden State Warriors to the Los Angeles Lakers (he didn’t play), Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and Denver Nuggets.
Bad luck has seemed to follow Cousins during his journey across the league, and now he remains a free agent without the phone ringing off the hook as it had in years past.
At this point in his career, there’s no doubt that his best years are behind him, as he’s become a significant liability on defense and has lost the explosiveness that made him nearly unguardable in his prime years with the Kings.
Unfortunately, in the same way center Dwight Howard had a reality check, Cousins may have to go overseas to continue his basketball career.NEXT: The Kings Are Hoping To Accomplish A Major Goal Tuesday Night