Cousins’ final 10-day contract with the team expired over the weekend.
This came after signing his first 10-day contract back in January after his time with the Milwaukee Bucks came to an end.
Now the Nuggets are doubling down on him.
Sources: The Denver Nuggets are planning to sign center DeMarcus Cousins to a rest-of-season contract in the coming days. Cousins’ final 10-day expired over the weekend. He’s averaged 6.1 points and 6.3 rebounds with Denver, where he’s reunited with Michael Malone.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 22, 2022
According to Shams Charania, the Nuggs are planning to sign Cousins for the rest of the season.
This news comes as he is averaging 6.1 points and 6.3 rebounds.
Cousins will come in handy in the weeks ahead as the team hopes to push deep in the Western Conference playoffs.
Cousins In The Clutch
Cousins has been a mixed bag throughout his NBA career.
There have been some seasons when he’s been a huge asset to his team.
But there have been others when he’s been a huge pain in their neck.
When Cousins is inspired and playing with a team and coach he really values, he’s a major bonus.
Cousins seems to really like his place with the Nuggets, partly because of who he is playing under.
Head coach Mike Malone is leading the Nuggets and he has a good history with Cousins.
Back in the day, Malone coached Cousins when they both worked for the Sacramento Kings.
That was the period when the big man was first put on the map and caused people to notice his abilities and skills.
Cousins and Malone understand each other and that’s becoming apparent now that they’re reunited in Denver.
This signing nicely sets up the Nuggets to have more power as the postseason quickly approaches.