There was a time when DeMarcus Cousins was considered one of the best centers in the NBA.
During his time with the Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans, Cousins was posting more than 20 points and 11 rebounds a night.
But that was a long time ago and Cousins hasn’t played in the NBA since last season when he did work with both the Milwaukee Bucks and Denver Nuggets.
Now Cousins is moving on to play in Puerto Rico after signing with the Guaynabo Mets.
He isn’t alone.
NBACentral points out that Cousins is just the latest in a long list of NBA stars continuing their careers in Puerto Rico.
Brandon Knight, Tyreke Evans, Norris Cole, Hassan Whiteside, and Ed Davis are just some of the many pros who will play alongside Cousins.
Players to sign in Puerto Rico:
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) April 11, 2023
This shows that the NBA is currently filled with free agents who are still willing to play in the league.
It also shows that Puerto Rico is a blossoming basketball market.
Cousins surely won’t be the last player who moves there in order to play.
Cousins played for seven teams during his 11 seasons in the league and had a career average of 19.6 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 3 assists a game.
Since stepping away from the Nuggets, Cousins has been quite vocal about his desire to rejoin the league.
He has been in interviews and podcasts stating that he’s prepared to suit up and still believes he has a lot to give the NBA.
But the association is crowded and no team has picked up the phone to contact Cousins or his agent.
Reports say that Cousins sees his upcoming time in Puerto Rico as a step on his path back to the NBA.
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